The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

October 26, 2012

Fired female guards get first offender’s probation in Indiana County

Associated Press

INDIANA — Two fired female Indiana County jail guards have avoided trial by being accepted into a special probation program for first offenders in connection with alleged sexual assaults involving three female inmates.  

Authorities say 43-year-old Molly Gross, of Ligonier, sexually assaulted the victims at the Indiana County Jail in White Township between September 2009 and September 2010. The other guard, 51-year-old Margaret Dailey, of Indiana, was charged with threatening one of the inmates because Dailey allegedly was involved with Gross at the time and became jealous.

The Indiana Gazette reports Friday that both women have been accepted into a first-time offenders program that will allow their records to be expunged if they complete probation. The program doesn’t require the guards to plead guilty.

Gross will be on probation for two years and Dailey for one year.

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