Corrections officer forces female inmates to strip for favors

Nicholas Tankersley 
By: Tanya Malhotra 

A corrections officer was arrested and charged after forcing female inmates to strip naked in order to receive favors, according to a police statement in Indiana.

The jail official in central Indiana, was accused of persuading inmates to strip for him in exchange for favors he can offer them inside jail.

About 12 female inmates said that Nicholas Tankersley, gave them more bed sheets, oranges, pens or other objects, if they exposed their breasts or undressed in front of him, in violation of prison rules.

Two inmates told investigators that Tankersley, ordered them to perform a sex show for him, according to the affidavit. Another inmate said that Tankersley, touched her breasts while she was in her bed.

Morgan County Sheriff Department Detective Sergeant Larry Sanders said in an affidavit that Tankersley, admitted to committing most of the acts that allegedly occurred during his overnight shift.

Tankersley also told police that some former female inmates have befriended him on Facebook, but his wife has asked him to unfriend them.