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Detention Officer Facing Multiple Charges Of Alleged Sexual Conduct With A Detainee

A former detention officer accused of alleged sexual contact with an inmate of a correctional facility makes a court appearance Tuesday.  Twenty-seven year old Michael Byrd of Bethany was charged for the incident that is alleged to have happened in March this year at the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail.

Byrd is also charged in Clinton County on a similar charge, where he was arrested in March for the incident alleged to have occurred in January.

In July, Byrd was arrested in Caldwell County for a third incident that was alleged to have occurred in January.

Byrd is scheduled for his Preliminary hearing on the Davies County Charge on August 7th in Daviess County Court in Gallatin.

The Clinton County Charge has a hearing scheduled for August 29th in Plattsburg.

The Caldwell County Charges have an arraignment scheduled for September 13th in Kingston.