Update posted Wednesday, August 7 at 6:54 a.m.:
The trial of a southeast Indiana corrections officer accused of having sex with an inmate has been delayed.
Michelle Jackson's trial was to begin August 6. In a July 23 order, the judge in Dearborn Circuit Court agreed to a request by the attorney for Jackson to continue the trial until November 5.
Original story posted Monday, August 6 at 11:24 a.m.:
(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) - Jury selection is happening Monday in preparation for the trial of a corrections officer who allegedly had sexual relations with a work release inmate.
Michelle Jackson was arrested in February on a charge of Sexual Misconduct by a Service Provider (Class C felony). The 33-year-old’s trial takes place this week in Dearborn Circuit Court.
A former South East Regional Community Corrections employee, Jackson allegedly met with a Dearborn County inmate, Eric Coleman, on multiple occasions as he was on work release and intensive home incarceration in 2011.
Detectives also alleged she had tampered with Coleman’s tracking device so they could rendezvous in a van parked in his parents’ driveway.
Jackson, who has denied the allegations, faces up to eight years if convicted.