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Former Knox County Ky jailer pleads guilty to 3rd degree rape

From the Times Tribune -

Jennifer Ross

A former Knox County deputy jailer pleaded guilty Monday morning to sexual-related charges. Jennifer Ross, 37, appeared in Knox County Circuit Court where she pleaded guilty to third-degree rape.


In exchange for her plea, Ross will serve a sentence of 60 days, and one year probated for five years, meaning she will be placed on probation for five years. If Ross were to break the parameters of her probation, she would be forced to serve a year minus the 60 days.


Ross was indicted in November 2017 on charges of third-degree rape. That indictment stated in August 2014 she used her position of authority to engage in intercourse with a Knox County Detention Center inmate.


She was fired from the jail in 2014 amid allegations that she and another deputy jailer assaulted an inmate. Ross was indicted on charges of first-degree criminal abuse, first-degree official misconduct and fourth-degree assault in October 2014 concerning those allegations, and later entered into a plea agreement in October 2015 amending her charges to fourth-degree assault.

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