Sex case against ex Clark County deputy set for jury trial

A sex case against a former Clark County deputy is set to be heard by a jury at the end of the month.

Marcus Johnson IV, 26, charged with two counts of sexual battery in Clark County Common Pleas Court, is expected to face a jury trial on March 27, according to online court records.

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Johnson is accused of having two female inmates in the Clark County Jail perform a sex act on him while the women were incarcerated. He’s pleaded not guilty to the charges. Johnson resigned from the sheriff’s office shortly after the allegations were revealed.

He was originally arrested in connection to the alleged incidents on Dec. 31.

A court affidavit shows Johnson allegedly exposed himself in the jail kitchen and asked an “inmate that she perform oral sex on him.”

When questioned about that incident, Johnson reportedly admitted that he had oral sex performed on him by the inmate, the affidavit shows. The inmate denied the act happened.

During his questioning, deputies said Johnson advised he also had oral sex with another inmate in the hallway bathroom by the roll call room, according to the affidavit.

“On Dec. 23, the camera shows (the inmate) and Deputy Johnson leaving the bathroom area and Deputy Johnson reaching up and moving the camera to the right, so it would no longer show the bathroom door area,” the affidavit read.“The sheriff’s office immediately opened a criminal investigation into these alleged actions and placed two employees on administrative leave,” Clark County Sheriff Deb Burchett said in a statement.

A pre-trial hearing has not been set in the case, according to online court records.

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