Saturday, August 9, 2008

Official: Lakin criminal, civil cases are firsts

Both a civil and criminal case arising from a former maintenance supervisor having a sexual relationship with an inmate at the Lakin Correctional Center for Women are the first since the facility opened in 2003 and a law passed penalizing sex with inmates, a top correctional official said.

For more on this story, go to The West Virginia Record

Photo: Kristin Childs, above, alleges in a civil suit filed in Kanawha County, David W. McCormick forced her to have sex with him while he was her supervisor on a maintenance crew at the Lakin Correctional Center. In addition to his termination from the prison, McCormick, 40, of Leon, plead guilty in June to one count of having sex with an inmate. He is scheduled for sentencing on Monday, Aug. 18 at 9:30 a.m. in Mason Circuit Court

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