Madison Co. employee facing sex charges placed on paid leave

MADISON COUNTY, Tenn. — An employee of the Madison County Public Defender’s Office charged with sex offenses involving two minors is currently on administrative leave with pay, according to the office.

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Johnny Ray Woolfork

Johnny Ray Woolfork, 61, is charged with aggravated sexual battery, sexual battery, and unlawful sexual contact, according to Medina police.

The alleged victims are 10- and 14-year-old females, according to police. The incident is believed to have happened around August 2015 in Medina.

Woolfork’s attorney said he is employed as an investigator.

Woolfork is free on a $20,000 bond.

He will appear in Humboldt General Sessions Court. A date has not yet been set for his hearing.

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