State Corrections Officer Indicted for Sexual Misconduct with an Inmate

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A state corrections officer was indicted Tuesday on charges of official misconduct and having sexual misconduct with an inmate. 

Ocissie Hayes Jr., 44, was indicted Tuesday by the Shelby County District Attorney's Office. He was working at the Mark Luttrell Correctional Center, one of three female female facilities in the state prison system.

An investigation into Hayes reported Hayes had an inappropriate relationship with a female inmate, 52, who is serving time on theft charges. The report said the relationship included unauthorized telephone conversations, kissing, and sexual fondling in her cell, according to the D.A.'s office. 

The case is being handled by Carrie Shelton, chief prosecutor of the D.A.’s Special Victims Unit that prosecutes cases of child sexual abuse, severe physical abuse of child victims, rape and aggravated rape of adult victims, and abuse of elderly and vulnerable adults.

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