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Corrections Officer charged with sexual battery

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CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) – A Hamilton County Sheriff's Office employee has been arrested on sexual battery charges.

According to the Chattanooga Police Department, Corrections Officer Jerry Melbert was arrested following an incident at the Palms club on Shallowford Road early Saturday morning.

Police were called the nightclub, at 6925 Shallowford Road, shortly after 2:00 a.m. Officers say the victim was on the dance floor when Melbert allegedly unzipped the woman's top and stuck his hand into her blouse.

Investigators say the victim and her husband immediately reported the incident to security, who escorted Melbert from the club.

Melbert was not at the scene when officers arrived, but after speaking with witnesses and the victim warrants were obtained for his arrest.

Jerry Melbert has been charged with one count of sexual battery.

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