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Corrections officer jailed for alleged sex with inmates

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A corrections officer at South Central Regional Jail was arrested after allegedly performing sexual acts on two female inmates under his watch. 

State Police arrested James Daniel Green, 22, of Charleston Wednesday night after an interview earlier this week at the jail about incidents said to have occurred in September.

Trooper J.S. Pauley was called to the jail by Sgt. J.T. Binion, a corrections officer, in December to investigate a possible sexual assault involving jail staff, according to a complaint filed at Kanawha Magistrate Court.

Binion told Pauley the two victims were cellmates and that both alleged Green performed sexual acts on them in their cell in September.

One of the women said Green put his hands into her pants and touched her inappropriately, according to the complaint. She said she had been questioned about it before but had been afraid to tell the truth.

She said several other inmates were awake at the time, as it happened during the time when female inmates are given razors to shave. The guards distribute razors, usually at about 4 a.m., then collect them when the women are finished.

The woman's cellmate at the time told investigators Green saw her naked when he was picking up razors and that the cell door opened again after breakfast. She said Green entered her cell, stood over her and said "What else you got that I can see" before exposing himself and asking for oral sex. The woman told police she was nervous and scared but did as he asked.

Pauley spoke to the women, and traveled to Lakin Correctional Facility in Mason County where the second woman currently is being held. During the interview at Lakin, the woman told Pauley that Green also touched her inappropriately during their encounter.

Pauley interviewed Green at South Central Regional Jail Sunday evening. Green said the encounters occurred but that it was consensual with both women.

Green was charged with two counts of imposition of sexual acts on incarcerated persons. He was released Wednesday night after posting a $1,000 bond.


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