Former Shelby County Jailer Indicted, Arrested on Three Charges

August 9, 2018 - A former Shelby County Sheriff's Jailer has been indicted and arrested on charges alleging illegal activity while he was a jailer.

A Shelby County Grand Jury impaneled for the July 2018 term, of the 123rd Judicial District Court indicted Korey Lanier McClure on three charges. According to the indictment, the first charge of Official Oppression, misdeameanor - class A, alleges on May 16, 2017, while acting in the color of his office or employment as a public servant (Shelby County Jailer) McClure intentionally subjected an inmate to sexual harassment. This is alleged to have been done by sending pictures and/or text messages containing unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature, the submission to which is made a term or condition of the inmate's exercise or enjoyment of any right, privilege, power, or immunity, either explicitly or implicitly.

The second charge included in the indictment of bribery, second degree felony, alleges on the aforementioned date while a Shelby County Jailer, intentionally or knowingly solicited, accepted, or agreed to accept a benefit, other than a political contribution. The indictment further alleges, exchange of sexual favors from or with an inmate, as consideration for McClure's decision, opinion, recommendation (or promise to make recommendation) for favorable treatment in the inmate's pending criminal case.

The third charge included in the indictment of abuse of official capacity, misdemeanor - class a, alleges on the aforementioned date, McClure with intent to obtain a benefit or with intent to harm or defraud another, intentionally or knowingly violated one or more laws relating to his office or employment. The indictment further alleges, this was acheived through bribery and/or official oppression (as set forth hereinabove), and/or prostitution (by knowingly offering or agreeing to pay a fee to the inmate, who had been in custody at the Shelby County Jail, for the purpose of engaging in sexual conduct with the inmate).

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