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Henry Co. Correctional Officer charged with having inappropriate contact with an inmate

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Posted at 9:55 PM, Sep 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-09 22:55:26-04

PARIS, Tenn. (WTVF) — A Henry County Correctional Officer was arrested on charges of having inappropriate contact with an inmate.

District Attorney General Matt Stowe requested that the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation look into a report of a Henry County Correctional Officer having inappropriate contact with a female inmate inside her cell over the last week.

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Richard Wade Sanders

Richard Wade Sanders was arrested Thursday and booked into the Henry County Jail on three counts of sexual contact with an inmate.

His bond is set at $25,000. Sanders is no longer employed by the Henry County Sheriff’s Office following an internal investigation.