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Former JCDC employee indicted for sodomy and rape

On Thursday, June 22, the Jessamine County Grand Jury indicted a former Jessamine County Detention Center employee on charges of third-degree sodomy and third-degree rape. 

Former Lieutenant Jamie Sisson was terminated as an employee of JCDC on April 10, 2017 because of a sexual relationship investigators uncovered between Sisson and an inmate incarcerated at the facility.

“Ms. Sisson was an employee of the Jessamine County Detention Center for approximately 10 years,”  Sallee said in a press release from JCDC. “Our agency’s investigation into this matter has been underway since late March.”

After a lengthy investigation, Jessamine County Jailer Jon Sallee announced Friday that the charges against Sisson were brought forth to the Grand Jury by the Jessamine County Detention Center’s Internal Affairs Division.

The findings were presented to Commonwealth’s Attorney Andy Sims, who then presented the case to the Jessamine County Grand Jury, who in turn issued a direct indictment.   

According to the Kentucky Revised Statute 510.090, when a jailer, or an employee, contractor, vendor, or volunteer of the Department of Corrections, Department of Juvenile Justice, or a detention facility as defined in KRS 520.010, or of an entity under contract with either department or a detention facility for the custody, supervision, evaluation, or treatment of offenders, he or she subjects a person who he or she knows is incarcerated, supervised, evaluated, or treated by the Department of Corrections, Department of Juvenile Justice, detention facility, or contracting entity, to deviate sexual intercourse they are guilty of sodomy in the 3rd degree. In addition according to the Kentucky Revised Statute 510.060 contracting the inmate to sexual intercourse leads to charges of rape in the 3rd degree.

“Our deputies take an oath to protect and serve the citizens of our county, and I hold each of them to a higher standard for that reason,”  Sallee said in a press release. “When an accusation is made against one of my deputies, I will always have the allegation investigated and if we find evidence to substantiate those allegations we will prosecute to the fullest extent of the law.”