Stanislaus County Custodial Deputy Johnathan McClure Arrested For Allegedly Having Sex With Incarcerated Person
STANISLAUS COUNTY, CALIFORNIA (August 25, 2023) – A Stanislaus County custodial deputy identified as Johnathan McClure has been accused of sexual acts with an incarcerated person.
Stanislaus County officials are saying that they were first made aware of the inappropriate relationship on August 12. Officers obtained a search warrant for Johnathan McClure’s home and seized evidence.
He was later arrested and has since posted bail. Johnathan McClure remains on paid administrative leave. Anyone with more information about the accusations is encouraged to contact Stanislaus County officials.
Liability For Sexual Abuse By Correctional Officers
Sexual abuse is unfortunately very common in the prison system of the United States. Part of the problem is that many instances of sexual abuse are never properly investigated. According to Reason, “BJS released detailed data this week on more than 2,500 substantiated incidents of sexual assault in U.S. prisons and jails between 2016 and 2018. The data starkly show how federal, state, and local officials have ignored their constitutional duty to protect incarcerated people from sexual assault, despite federal laws intended to create zero-tolerance policies for prison rape.” Sexual abuse within the prison systems has taken many different forms.
- Prisoners have reported being coerced into sexual relationships.
- Prisoners have reported being groped or sexually assaulted.
- Prisoners have been threatened with violence if they speak up about sexual abuse.
It is illegal for any correctional officer to have sex with an incarcerated person. Correctional agencies can be held vicariously liable for sexual assaults on a prisoner by a correctional officer. In particular, a jail can be liable when they were deliberately indifferent to a known risk of harm or were grossly negligent in supervising an officer. For example, a jail may have repeatedly allowed a correctional officer to be alone with an inmate in their cell or other location. There are several steps that should be taken after any instance of inmate sexual abuse.
- Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
- Medical records should be preserved.
- Disciplinary measures against he assailant should be reviewed.
- An experienced sexual abuse attorney should be contacted.
By the time any law enforcement agent is arrested for sexual abuse, there were likely dozens of red flags. Their employer and coworkers likely knew or suspected what was going on, but they may have turned a blind eye. Moreover, it is common for there to be numerous victims. Any person that is sexually abused by a correctional officer may have legal recourse through a civil claim. A sexual abuse attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Getting Legal Help For Stanislaus County Inmate Sexual Abuse
We at the Sehat Law Firm extend our best wishes to all of the people who may have been harmed by the actions of Johnathan McClure. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. It is our sincere hope that steps are taken to prevent other instances of inmate sexual abuse in Stanislaus County.
Have you or someone that you care about been sexually abused by a correctional officer in Stanislaus County? You may have legal recourse through a civil claim. Our team of sexual abuse attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. We care deeply that abuse victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. Whether you just have legal questions or are thinking about hiring an attorney we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (949) 825-5200.