Former Webster County Jail Officer Accused of Sexually Abusing Inmates in Lawsuit

Arthur D. Collins mugshot from his arrest in January - (Webster County Jail)

Two women who were inmates at the Webster County Jail have filed a lawsuit accusing a former control officer of sexually abusing themselves and others while on duty.

Posted: Sep 14, 2021 3:57 PM
Updated: Sep 14, 2021 4:06 PM

Two women who were inmates at the Webster County Jail in Dixon, Kentucky, have filed a lawsuit against a former control officer at the jail claiming he sexually abused them and "numerous women prisoners" while on duty.

The lawsuit claims that Arthur Dale Collins was a control officer at the Webster County Jail at the time of the alleged abuse. It claims he committed multiple offenses to "satisfy his own sexual urges and desires" including "tasing women on the buttocks" among other things.

Along with Collins, the lawsuit names two other jail employees and former Webster County Jailer Morgan McKinley as defendants.

It claims McKinley ignored complaints of the abuse made against Collins and allowed it to continue, and that the two other employees were either aware of or participated in the abuse.

The lawsuit goes on to claim that McKinley was aware of the abuse as early as April of 2020 and that it continued from at least August of 2020 through December of 2020 on different occasions.

McKinley served his last day in office on July 14 of 2021 after his resignation. He was replaced as Jailer by Greg Sauls, who had been employed at the Webster County Jail since 1998.

Collins was arrested back in January of 2021 on charges of Official Misconduct, Sexual Abuse, Assault, and Video Voyeurism. He was released from the jail the next day.

You can view a full copy of the lawsuit filed by the inmates by clicking here.

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