Saturday, April 20, 2013
Region 3 Clemens unit Officer charged with having offenders baby
EX-TDCJ Clemens unit Officer Amber Purkey has been charged with inappropriate sexual contact with an offender after having a child which she admits to have been fathered by an offender she was charged with confining. Purkey was employed by the TDCJ at the Clemens unit in Brazoria up until a few months ago after the charges were investigated by the agencies law enforcement branch the office of inspector general (OIG).
The Brazoria County DA's office released information that a grand jury indicted Purkey on the charge this month and subsequently issued a felony warrant for her arrest. Law Enforcement Officers from the Sweeny Police department along with the Brazoria county Sheriff's office attempted to serve the warrant over the past few days but were unsuccessful.
Purkey untilmately turned herself in yesterday, bailing out under a 75,000 dollar bond. Purkey faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted of the crime. The father of the baby is still incarcerated at an undisclosed prison facility. We will keep you informed as to the sentence imposed as the time comes.