He admitted to sexual contact with a prisoner. Now he’ll be behind bars.

Bradley Scott Davis
Bradley Scott Davis

A former Jackson County jailer will spend at least 18 months in prison after pleading guilty to having sex with an inmate at the jail.

Special Appointed Judge Stephen Simpson sentenced Bradley Scott Davis, 36, to five years in prison, court costs, a $1,000 fine and $150 to the crime victim’s compensation fund. The sentence stipulates that 18 months of the sentence will be day-for-day, followed by post-release supervision for the remainder of the sentence. He also must register as a sex offender.

Davis and another jailer were indicted in October 2016 for engaging in an inappropriate relationship with a female inmate. They were each charged with unlawful sexual activity. The indictment revealed that Davis had an inappropriate relationship that went on for a two-week period in June 2016.

Davis had been an 11-year veteran of the Jackson County corrections department at the time of his arrest.

He entered his guilty plea before Simpson in May.

“This officer took an oath to serve and protect the citizens in this state,” said District Attorney Tony Lawrence. “His job was to secure, monitor and protect those incarcerated at the jail, not take advantage of them. The law is clear that a prison guard cannot have sex with an inmate and while the evidence showed that the act was consensual, it still was a violation of the law. I know Mr. Davis regrets being involved in this incident and I appreciate his willingness to admit his wrongdoing and accept the court’s punishment.”

Assistant District Attorney William Barrett prosecuted the case.

Kate Magandy: 228-896-2344, @kmagandy