Ohio AG Yost Comments on Tucker Case

Larry Tucker being led away following sentencing. Photo by Carrie Rose.

POMEROY, Ohio — It took almost a year to sentence Larry Tucker following his trial in 2019 that went from April into May, but this past week the convicted sex offender was sentenced.

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost released a comment concerning the former corrections and jail officer being convicted of multiple charges. Tucker was sentenced to 20 years and six months for the 20 plus counts.

“He deserves every day of this sentence,” Yost said. “I presume that he knows how to pick out an orange jumpsuit that fits.”

Tucker worked as a corrections officer at the Middleport Jail and as a Meigs County Common Pleas Court probation officer at the time of the offenses. Tucker sexually assaulted or attempted to sexually assault 12 different inmates and/or probationers between January 2011 and November 2017.

On May 3, 2019, Tucker was found guilty of:

  • Six counts of kidnapping
  • Five counts of sexual battery
  • Five counts of attempted sexual battery
  • Four counts of gross sexual imposition
  • One count of soliciting
  • One count of attempting to compel prostitution
  • One count of theft in office.

The case was prosecuted by the Ohio Attorney General’s Special Prosecution Section following an investigation by Yost’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation.

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