Five Virginia correctional officers charged in dog fondling

Five Virginia Department of Corrections officers have been charged with animal cruelty involving the fondling of a K-9 dog and videotaping the two incidents.

All five officers were training at the Academy for Staff Development in Goochland County to become K-9 handlers. They were charged across the James River in Powhatan County where the kennel is located, at the Powhatan Correctional Center.

Facing misdemeanor animal-cruelty charges are Kelvin Thompson, 25, who works at Green Rock Correctional Center in Chatham; Melvin Boone, 40, who worked at the state prison in Sussex County; Adam R. Webb, 27, and Cheri Campbell, 35, who work at Nottoway Correctional Center; and Anthony Eldridge, 33, a sergeant who worked at Nottoway. Continue reading

Former prison officer jailed for smuggling


A former prison officer, who smuggled mobile phones, drugs and alcohol into Mountjoy Prison over a two year period, has been sentenced to four years in prison.

Dillon O’Brien, a father of three from Charnwood Meadows in Clonsilla in Dublin, pleaded guilty to trafficking mobile phones, cocaine, heroin and vodka into Mountjoy Prison between January 2005 and March 2007.

The 37-year-old also pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine at his home on 15 March 2007. Continue reading

Jailer gets jail for having sex in jail

WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) – A man accused of having sex with a prostitute in the Chelan County Jail when he was a jailer pleaded guilty to lying to police.

Thirty-seven-year-old William J. McMaster of Wenatchee was sentenced Dec. 1 in county district court to a day in jail with credit for time served.

The Wenatchee World reports he also was charged with sexual misconduct and patronizing a prostitute. The judge said those charges would be dropped if McMaster commits no more crimes in the next two years.

McMaster’s lawyer said he did not want to comment about the case. He is no longer employed by the jail.

The woman told deputies she engaged in consensual sex with McMaster in jail in November and December last year and after she was released.