Former Corrections Officer sentenced in rape case

A former Kentucky Corrections Officer has been sentenced in relation to sexual conduct with an inmate at the Eddyville Correctional Complex.

According to a news release from Kentucky Attorney General Russell Coleman’s Office, 39-year-old Trista Fox of Fredonia was sentenced to one year in prison, to be probated for three years, but she was register on the Kentucky Sex Offender Registry for the next 20 years. She is also barred from future employment in law enforcement.

She pled guilty to one count of third-degree rape.

Attorney General Coleman says, “The ranks of Kentucky law enforcement are filled with courageous corrections officers who selflessly protect our Commonwealth. However, those who abuse the authority of their badge betray the trust of Kentucky and must be held accountable. This prosecution demonstrates our commitment to enforcing the rule of law.”