Former Shelby County jailer indicted
A former Shelby County jailer has been indicted on charges tied to prostitution, bribery and official oppression, according to court records filed earlier in August.
Korey Lanier McClure, 43, of Tenaha was charged with the offenses by a Shelby County Grand Jury during the July term of the 123rd District Court. The bribery charge is a second degree felonly while the official oppression and abuse charges are Class A misdemeanors.
The charges stem from incidents allegedly taking place on or about May 16, 2017. McClure is charged with intentionally subject Joshua Eaden to sexual harassment.
For the bribery charge evidence was presented to the grand jury that while serving as a county jailer McClure offered to exchange sexual favors for a promise to make a recommendation for favorable treatment in a pending criminal case against Joshua Eaden.
McClure’s official oppression charge indicates he sent pictures or text message containing “unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal of physical conduct of a sexual nature” toward Eaden.
For the abuse of official capacity charge, McClure is charged with violating laws relating to his employment, bribery and/or prostitution “by knowingly agreeing to pay a fee to Joshua Eaden, who had been in custody at the Shelby County Jail, for the purpose of engaging in sexual conduct with Joshua Eaden.”
McClure had been arrested in August 2017 on charges he grabbed an inmate’s genitals, showed the man a nude photo of himself and accepted a $200 bribe from the same inmate to facilitate an early release for him, according to an arrest affidavit. The court document also indicated McClure showed an inmate sexually explicit photographs.
McClure allegedly told an inmate that if the inmate could get $200 in cash that McClure could be him released from jail. The inmate was allowed to contact a relative who was able to deliver the cash to the inmate, who in turn gave the $200 to McClure, arrest records indicated.