Ohio prison guard arraigned on sex crime charges in Struthers


STRUTHERS, Ohio (WKBN) – A longtime corrections officer with the Ohio State Penitentiary in Youngstown is being held in the Mahoning County Jail on $300,000 bond for sex crime charges involving a minor.

Authorities officially arraigned George on the charges Friday morning.

Struthers Police and agents from the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation Crimes Against Children Unit arrested him Thursday at the Mahoning County Jail.

Authorities charged George with having sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl whom he knew.

Struthers Detective Jeff Lewis said the contact had been going on for months.

According to a prison spokeswoman, George resigned Thursday morning.

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