LAWRENCEBURG, Ind. - Eric Deters will not be representing a corrections officer accused of having sexual relations with an inmate.
Dearborn Circuit Court Judge James D. Humphrey denied a petition submitted by Deters for temporary permission to practice law in Indiana in order to represent Michelle Jackson.
In February 2012 Jackson was charged with sexual misconduct after being accused of having a sexual relationship with a Dearborn County inmate while serving as a community corrections officer.
According to court documents released at the time, Jackson was accused of having multiple sexual encounters with Eric Coleman when he was incarcerated between Sept. 7, 2011 and Jan. 31, 2012.
Dearborn County prosecutor Aaron Negandard reported that in one instance Jackson physically changed the perimeters of Coleman's electronic monitoring device at home so the pair could have sex in the driveway after Coleman was released on home incarceration.
In terms of denying Deters representing Jackson, Humphrey sites pending disciplinary actions before the Kentucky Supreme Court for alleged frivolous filings, a prior suspension in Kentucky and suspensions in Ohio and Florida as grounds to rebuff his request.
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