Trial underway for former Lackawanna County Corrections Officer


SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) – Opening statements wrapped up Tuesday morning in the trial of a former Lackawanna County corrections offcer.

George McHale is accused of having inappropriate contact with a female prisoner in December 2009. The accuser says she felt that if she didn’t engage in the sexual activity, she would face more time in the restricted housing unit.

McHale is one of seven men charged in the sex scandal investgation at the Lackawanna County Prison.

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