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BC corrections officer charged with sodomy

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From the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office:

The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office has arrested Baldwin County Sheriff’s Corrections Officer Jimmy Craft on a sodomy 1st charge.

On Tuesday, April 05, 2011, the Baldwin Count Sheriff’s Office received information from a third party inmate indicating improper sexual contact had taken place between a corrections officer and another inmate. The sheriff’s office opened a criminal and internal investigation.

An attempt to interview the inmate failed to reveal the identity of the corrections officer.  Investigators were able to figure out that Corrections Officer Jimmy Craft could possibly be involved. On Wednesday, April 06, 2011, Officer Craft was placed on administrative leave with pay.

On Thursday, April 07, 2011, investigators received a written complaint outlining the sexual contact between the inmate and Officer Craft. Investigators asked to speak with the victim with his attorneys present.

Around 5:30 pm, Friday, April 08, 2011, investigators met with the inmate and his attorneys at the BCSCC.  A formal interview was conducted with the inmate at that time.  The inmate stated he was taken from his cell by Officer Craft and told to have sex around February 12, 2011.

On Monday, April 11, 2011, Officer Craft was interviewed by investigators. Craft admitted to sodomizing the inmate victim. Craft was arrested and charged with sodomy 1st. Craft has been transported to the BCSCC.

Corrections Officer Jimmy Craft has been terminated from the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office.

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