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Former Corrections Officer Sentenced to Prison for Sex Charges


(POMEROY, Ohio) — Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost announced today that a former Meigs County corrections officer, Larry Tucker, has been sentenced to 20 1/2 years in prison for sexual battery, kidnapping, gross sexual imposition and theft in office.

“He deserves every day of this sentence,” Yost said. “I presume that he knows how to pick out an orange jumpsuit that fits.”

Tucker worked as a corrections officer at the Middleport Jail and as a Meigs County Common Pleas Court probation officer at the time of the offenses. Tucker sexually assaulted or attempted to sexually assault 12 different inmates and/or probationers between January 2011 and November 2017.

On May 3, 2019, Tucker was found guilty of:

  • Six counts of kidnapping
  • Five counts of sexual battery
  • Five counts of attempted sexual battery
  • Four counts of gross sexual imposition
  • One count of soliciting
  • One count of attempting to compel prostitution
  • One count of theft in office.

The case was prosecuted by the Ohio Attorney General’s Special Prosecution Section following an investigation by Yost’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation.

Steve Irwin: 614-728-5417


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