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Sexual Misconduct Nets Oregon Jailer 20 Days

By Mark Wilson

An Oregon jail guard was sentenced to 20 days in jail and 18 months of bench probation for sexually abusing three female detainees.

As we’ve previously reported, on May 13, 2010, Clackamas County, Oregon Jail Deputy Darin Leslie Fox, 38, was indicted on; one count of felony first-degree custodial sexual misconduct; one count of misdemeanor second-degree custodial conduct; and five counts of first-degree official misconduct (PLN, 2010). The charges stem from Fox sexually abusing female prisoners in the jail and on electronic home detention between March 2007 and July 2009, when Fox was placed on administrative leave.

As part of a negotiated plea agreement, Fox pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor counts of official misconduct. Since Fox was not convicted of a sex offense, he will not be required to register as a sex offender.

On June 23, 2010, Fox was sentenced to 20 days in jail and 18 months of bench probation. He is also required to surrender his law-enforcement certification, effectively ending his career.

Prosecutor Chris Owen noted that Fox’s conduct was both illegal and unethical. "Persons in the Clackamas County Jail are not subhuman," said Owen. "They deserve to be treated lawfully and professionally.”

Source – The Oregonian

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