- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 6, 2015

CLEVELAND (AP) - A former Cleveland Municipal Court bailiff who admitted using his position to get sexual favors from an inmate has been sentenced to two years in prison.

The Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) County prosecutor’s office says 45-year-old Lee Roy of South Euclid was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty to one count of bribery on March 25.

Roy was arrested Dec. 24 after investigators learned that the court employee had been kissing and performing a sex act with a suspect who was in a holding cell awaiting a court hearing. Prosecutors say he told the inmate he could help her with her case.

Assistant County Prosecutor Matthew Meyer says Roy “badly damaged the reputation of the legal system and the rest of the honest, hardworking men and women who dispense justice.”

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide