Crime

Meigs County Corrections Officer Indicted for Sexually Assaulting Inmates

MEIGS COUNTY, OHIO (WOWK)- - Larry Tucker is facing 28 charges after investigators say he sexually assaulted at least ten women in his custody as a corrections officer.

The indictment states Tucker began violently attacking an inmate in November of 2017. Tucker is charged with sexual battery, gross sexual imposition, soliciting, attempted sexual battery, attempted compelling prostitution and kidnapping.

Investigators say Tucker often moved inmates to a secondary location where the sexual attack would occur. A grand jury found Tucker to be a "violent sexual predator" based on the investigation presented.

Tucker worked as as a corrections officer at the Middleport Jail and a baliff for the Meigs County Court of Common Pleas.

The 28th indictment accused Tucker of theft as well.

 

 


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