WILLIAMSTOWN, Ky. (AP) - A deputy jailer in northern Kentucky has filed a lawsuit, claiming he was demoted after he investigated allegations of corruption.
According to The Kentucky Enquirer (http://bit.ly/OEv2Le ), William McCarthy's lawsuit was filed Monday and seeks protection under the Kentucky Whistleblower Act. The lawsuit names Grant County Jailer Terry Peeples as the defendant.
McCarthy's lawyer, Shane Sidebottom, said his client brought allegations that a deputy was having sex with a jail inmate and that deputies were allowing contraband to be brought into the jail to Peeples' attention, but was then retaliated against.
Sidebottom said after McCarthy gave the information to Kentucky State Police, he was demoted from investigator to floor deputy.
Peeples did not return the newspaper's call for comment. A KSP investigator confirmed there is an investigation into the jail.
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