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Last updated 8:09PM ET
July 22, 2018
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Warden of Southeast Ohio Regional Jail resigns
(WOUB) - The warden of the Southeast Ohio Regional Jail resigned yesterday after admitting he showed gay pornography to a female jail employee.

Jeff Gillespie is charged with misusing his official computer, a fifth-degree felony, and punishable by six month to a year in jail.

McConnelsville lawyer John Wells says his client admits that showing the image to the woman was a mistake, but the act did not rise to sexual harassment.

Southeast Ohio Regional Jail Commission Chairwoman Jill Thompson says she welcomes the resignation.

Thompson says the feedback she has been getting about the morale of the jail is very positive.

She is concerned about who will take over the role, but says discussions will take place at the next board meeting.

Currently, deputy warden Jeremy Tolson is acting as interim warden.
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