Jury convicts former detention officer of second degree rape

Published: 05/22/2019, 1:08 PM
Edited: 03/11/2021, 10:22 AM
(PUSHMATAHA COUNTY, Okla.) A Pushmataha County jury convicted a former Pushmataha County detention officer of Rape in the Second Degree after a two-day trial. On May 15, 2018, the Pushmataha County Sheriff’s Office requested OSBI assistance with an investigation relating to allegations of sexual misconduct in the jail. The sheriff’s office received reports that 30-year-old Ashley Elizabeth Parra, a Pushmataha County detention officer, had sexual contact with an inmate in the jail. As a result of the OSBI investigation, Parra was arrested the same day. Parra’s trial began on May 20, 2019. The jury was out deliberating for less than an hour before she was convicted. Parra has been remanded to the custody of the Pushmataha County Sheriff’s Office until sentencing, which is scheduled June 26.


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