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Chelan County Jailer Jailed

Bob Conklin, the chief of corrections for Chelan County, WA. was arrested on child molestation charges in January, 1994. Since January 13, 1994, he has been held in protective custody in the King County jail, unable to post bond. Prosecutors claim that the 50 year old Conklin molested five teenage boys and an 11 year old boy by pretending to conduct medical exams during which he fondled the boys. Conklin is not a doctor and has no medical training.

Conklin is a former FBI agent, army military intelligence agent, King County and Kitsap County deputy prosecutor. After entering private practice in 1981 he experienced financial difficulties resulting in the loss of his home due to liens filed against it by other attorneys. Bankrupt, suspended by the state bar association he became Chelan's chief of corrections for $36,000 a year. It appears Conklin's jail and, presumably prison, experience will round out his law enforcement career.

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