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Jury indicts former jailer accused of grabbing inmate inappropriately, accepting bribes

Korey McClure (Source: Shelby County Jail) Korey McClure (Source: Shelby County Jail)

A jailer who is accused of touching an inmate inappropriately and accepting a bribe has now been indicted.

Korey Lanier McClure, 42, of Tenaha was recently indicted in a Shelby County court for charges of bribery and violation of civil rights of a person in custody - sexual contact, according to judicial records.

The indictments state that "while he was a public servant, namely, a Shelby County Jailer, (McClure) did then and there intentionally or knowingly solicit, accept, or agree to accept a benefit" and that McClure intentionally engaged "in sexual contact with (the inmate) ... who was in custody in the Shelby County Jail, by touching any part of the genitals of Complainant with the intent to arouse or gratify the sexual desire of Defendant or Complainant."

Investigators spoke with several former inmates during the course of the investigation.

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According to an arrest warrant, one former inmate told an official with the Shelby County District Attorney's Office that McClure grabbed him by the genitals on several occasions and that he showed him a sexually explicit video and photo.

The ex-inmate told an investigator that while he was at the jail, McClure told him that if he could get him $200 in cash he could get him released from jail.

McClure is no longer employed with the sheriff's office.

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