Former Ottawa County inmates claim sex with jailer

Tuesday, August 10th 2004, 12:52 pm
By: News On 6

MIAMI, Okla. (AP) -- Two former Ottawa County jail inmates who say they had sex with a jailer are asking for $125,000 in damages from the county.

Khristina Candaleria and Jennifer Martin, both of Joplin, Missouri, say they had sex with jailer Jeff Thomure the second between December and February.

Two other women also say they had sex with Thomure, who is now charged with rape and sodomy. Thomure was fired from the jail in March for an unrelated incident.

The county has 90 days under state law to try to settle the claim or face a possible lawsuit.

Candaleria was jailed on drug charges that were later dismissed. Martin was being held for jumping bail and writing bad checks.