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Detention officer arrested after strip search at Mohave Co. Jail

Joyce Lupiani

Photo: Image by COURTESY OF MOHAVE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

Detention officer arrested after strip search at Mohave Co. Jail

CREATED Aug. 21, 2012

Mohave County, AZ (KTNV) -- A detention officer at the Mohave County Jail was arrested yesterday afternoon for one count of unlawful sexual conduct in a correctional facility and one count of false imprisonment.

25-year-old Shannon Correll was arrested at his home in Bullhead City without incident. He was booked into the Mohave County main jail in Kingman. His bond was set at $10,000 during a court appearance this morning.

Correll was arrested after the sheriff's office received information that a male detention officer had strip searched a female who had been arrested on Aug. 4 on a domestic violence-related incident.

Correll was assigned to the Mohave Valley substation jail facility.

The investigation concluded that during the booking process on Aug. 4, the detention officer directed the female to a shed outside of the substation facility and conducted an authorized strip search.

No physical touching was alleged to have occurred but the detention officer is also accused of making inappropriate comments.

Correll was also served with termination papers this morning.

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