Woman arrested for “multiple” incidents of sex with underaged teen

The West Feliciana Sheriff’s Office confirms a woman was arrested on Friday, July 8, 2022 for a sex crime involving a juvenile.

Michelle Denise Murray, 45, was arrested and charged with one count of carnal knowledge of a juvenile, with officials saying the juvenile was 16 years old.

The alleged “multiple” incidents happened at Murray’s home on the prison grounds at Angola, allegedly while her children were in the home.


The Dept. of Corrections confirms Murray did live on prison grounds and since her arrest, “she was immediately banned from prison property.” Murray lived on the grounds with her husband, who works at Angola.

Murray did work for the Dept. of Corrections from 2012 till 2018. Specifically, she worked at Angola from Aug. 13th, 2012 till July 6th, 2017 and then again from Dec. 29th 2017 till her arrest on June 11th, 2018.

She was arrested by the West Feliciana Parish Sheriff’s Office for malfeasance in office in 2018. At that time, “Murray resigned from her post twice as an EMT with the Louisiana State Penitentiary EMS division after she admitted to taking Demerol and Phenergan from the prison’s treatment center,” said a DOC spokesman.

Murray’s bond was set at $50,000 and she was able to bond out shortly later.

Details of the alleged incident remain under investigation.   

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