Corrections Officer Jailed in Prostitution Sting

Joe Wayne Gladney

WINNSBORO – An employee at the Fairfield County Detention Center became a resident last week after an undercover sting nailed him attempting to solicit prostitution.

Joe Wayne Gladney, 52, of Paper Road in Winnsboro, was arrested by Fairfield County Sheriff’s investigators on Nov. 11 in the parking lot of the CVS Pharmacy at 27 Highway 321 Bypass South.

According to the Sheriff’s report, narcotics officers had received complaints about Gladney attempting to solicit prostitution from various females known to him through his duties as a corrections officer. A confidential source and an undercover officer reportedly agreed to meet Gladney in the CVS parking lot just after 8 p.m. on Nov. 11. Investigators recorded the meeting, during which Gladney reportedly discussed with the source and the undercover officer exchanging money in return for a sexual favor.

Teresa Lawson, Director of the Fairfield County Detention Center, said Tuesday that Gladney had been placed on unpaid leave until the investigation is concluded. Gladney has been employed by the Detention Center for 10 years, Lawson said.

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