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Kentucky guard to the prison, on a charge of perjury

PADUCAH, Ky. – A Kentucky jailer has taken to the jail.

WPSD-TV reports McCracken County Jailer Tonya Ray is charged with perjury. She was booked in the Christian County Detention Center on a $20,000 bond.

The cost arises from a trial in October in which former Deputy Keeper Ben Green. Green was accused of moving the prisoners from protective custody to the prison in the general population without consent. The indictment was withdrawn after Ray testified to the prison was covered by a 2010 manual, not under the current rules. But the Kentucky State Police said they discovered what the rules were and started an investigation to determine whether Ray had lied.

If convicted, Ray could face probation or up to five years in prison. It was not immediately known if she was with a lawyer.

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Information: WPSD-TV, http://www.wpsdlocal6.com

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