An Area Jail Officer Faces Accusations of Sexual Assault

KNOX COUNTY -- A jail officer in Knox County is accused of sexual assault.

Malyk Johnson, 23, of Montgomery, was arrested Wednesday.

Indiana State Police say Johnson was driving a female inmate from a jail in Kentucky to the Knox County Jail on Feb. 17 when he pulled the car over and sexually assaulted her.

Johnson faces multiple charges, including sexual battery and official misconduct.