Former police officer charged for custodial sexual misconduct

Michael Painter

HALEYVILLE - A Haleyville man has been arrested, charged with an ethics violation in relation to his work as a probation officer.
Michael Steven Painter, 49, of 5898 Newburg Road, was taken into custody Friday, May 15, and charged with an ethics violation of using a public office for personal gain and custodial sexual misconduct, according to Andrew Hamlin, District Attorney for the 24th Judicial Circuit in Alabama, which encompasses Fayette, Lamar and Pickens counties.  The charges have been lodged against Painter in relation to alleged conduct that he engaged in while employed as a probation officer with the Alabama Bureau of Pardon and Paroles.
Painter’s bond is set at $150,000 by the Fayette County District Court.  His bond was posted, and he has been released from custody.  Painter remains on mandatory leave pending an internal investigation by the Alabama Bureau of Pardon and Paroles.


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