DAVIESS COUNTY, MO – A Bethany man accused of sexual conduct with a prisoner by an employee of a correctional facility received sentence this week.

At a hearing Tuesday in Daviess County, Michael Byrd, 27, pleaded guilty to the class E felony, and received 4 years incarceration as sentence after a judge waived an assessment hearing. Byrd admitted that victims who were being transported to Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail by Byrd, were forced into performing sexual acts.

Byrd still faces similar charges in Clinton and Caldwell Counties.