LORAIN, Ohio - A former corrections officer at the Lorain County Jail is facing charges after being accused of hitting an inmate.
Marlon Taylor, of Vermillion, was charged with one count of deprivation of rights under color of law, according to the Department of Justice.
The 47-year-old assaulted an inmate on July 29, 2012 by striking him repeatedly, the Department of Justice said in a news release
“The vast majority of law enforcement officials do a great job,” said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio. “When someone abuses the power and privileges of their office, however, they can and will be held accountable.”
If convicted, Taylor faces a maximum sentenced of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
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