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Former jail employee's trial for sexual misconduct delayed

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HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

The trial for a former Madison County Jail employee accused of sexual misconduct with an inmate has been delayed.

Court records show Steve Green was indicted for custodial sexual misconduct in 2007. Records also show he wasn't arrested until February of 2013.

"We do a fairly thorough series of background investigations and do everything in our power to vet someone prior to their employment here," said Madison County Chief Deputy Chris Stephens.

The department confirmed Green was terminated four months after an internal investigation launched into the allegations.

WAFF 48 News legal analyst Mark McDaniel said the public court records paint a broad picture of what happened but don't describe in detail what the exact allegation is.

"We know he was indicted for custodial sexual misconduct which could be anything from sexual intercourse to any kind of touching to the intimate parts of him to her or her to him," said McDaniel.

The Huntsville attorney said the charge is a class c felony and carries a sentence of up to ten years in state prison. As for why it took more than six years to take the suspect into custody, court documents don't give a reason but do show green bonded out in February of 2013.

His trial is now set for the first week of December.  

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