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Former Contract Correctional Officer Charged with Sexual Abuse of an Inmate, Bribery of a Public Official, and Providing Contraband to an Inmate


On December 16, 2020, a former USMS Contract Correctional Officer previously assigned to the Northeast Ohio Correctional Center (NEOCC) in Youngstown, Ohio, was charged with one count of sexual abuse of an inmate, one count of bribery, and two counts of providing contraband to an inmate.  Barbara Davis was charged in the Northern District of Ohio.  According to the Information, from on or about November 13, 2017, through on or about November 7, 2018, Davis knowingly engaged in a sexual relationship with an inmate who was under her custodial, supervisory, and disciplinary authority.  During this time period, Davis also allegedly accepted monetary bribes in exchange for introducing cell phones and tobacco into the NEOCC for an inmate.  The investigation is being conducted jointly by the OIG’s Chicago Field Office, the Cyber Investigations Office, and the FBI.

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