2 Chambers County correctional officers accused of sexual misconduct

2 Chambers County correctional officers accused of sexual misconduct
(Source: Chambers County)
(Source: Chambers County)

CHAMBERS COUNTY, AL (WTVM) – Two correctional officers are accused of sexual misconduct in Chambers County.

Teddy Hancock and Kenneth Nolen were correctional officers at the Chambers County Detention Facility until female inmates came forward with incidents claiming these two officers were sexually assaulting them.

In early February, former veteran officer Hancock was accused of sexual misconduct with female inmates at the Chambers County Detention Facility.

"It initiated between a female inmate and her attorney bringing the case to us," Assistant Jail Administrator Mike Parrish said.

Nolen was an officer in 2016. He left the department and recently came back for four months until a sexual misconduct that happened in 2016 with a female inmate was reported. He was indicted by a grand jury within the last few days.

Both men have been terminated by the department and arrested on felony charges of custodial sexual misconduct.

"We hold deputies and corrections officers to the highest standard. Conduct like this won't be tolerated and we will prosecute," Thomas Sims with the Chambers County Detention Facility said.

Hancock and Nolen are out on bond right now.

The Lee County and Randolph County Sheriffs Departments are stepping in to help with this investigation.

Both men will have a preliminary hearing at a later date that has not been set.

Authorities wouldn't say if the alleged sexual misconduct was consensual.

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