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O.J. Simpson may be denied parole — this lewd reason could be the catalyst

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O.J. Simpson's parole could be in jeopardy after allegations that the former NFL star was caught masturbating in his cell by a female corrections officer.

The Daily Mail reports that an officer within the Lovelock Correctional Facility in Nevada revealed that Simpson is "facing a disciplinary hearing after being written up for masturbating in his prison cell."

The source added, "He was caught by a female corrections officer making her normal rounds in late June."

Simpson is set to go before the Nevada Department of Corrections Parole Board on Thursday, but the Daily Mail's sources says that the situation could turn grim for Simpson, who is up for parole after nine years of good behavior.

"While it's not the most serious charge to be written up for in prison," the source told the Daily Mail, "it's serious enough that any potential parole date maybe be delayed or his parole denied all together."

Simpson has served nearly nine years of a 33-year sentence for a 2008 conviction for kidnapping and robbery.

Simpson and a cohort confronted memorabilia dealers at the Palace State Hotel and Casino in September 2007.

A public information officer for the Nevada Department of Corrections told the Daily Mail that policy says an inmate masturbating in his cell could be considered a violation of the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003,  if "the officer believes the inmate's actions were intentional."

Simpson ran into legal trouble in 1994 when his wife, Nicole Brown, and a friend, Ron Goldman, were found stabbed to death outside of Brown's home in Los Angeles.

The former NFL football player was questioned and released, but later charged with the murders of Brown and Goldman. After a lengthy trial that resulted in a not guilty verdict, Simpson avoided being convicted of any crimes related to the deaths of Brown or Goldman. Despite a questionable amount of DNA evidence, investigators deemed that the crime scene may have been contaminated by investigators.

The murders of Brown and Goldman are, at the time of this writing, still unsolved over 20 years after their deaths.

Though Simpson was never convicted of the murders, a suit was brought against Simpson for wrongful death. Four months after the suit was brought against Simpson, the victims' families were awarded over $30 million dollars in punitive and compensatory damages by a jury, and Simpson was held responsible for the deaths of Brown and Goldman.

Simpson's current sentence is a result of assembling a gang of men to storm a hotel room where sports memorabilia was being stored, and despite his insistence that he was simply trying to recover his own items, he was sentenced to 33 years in jail.

If Simpson's parole hearing goes well and the alleged infraction isn't counted against his good behavior, he could be a free man — at the age of 70 — by Oct. 1.

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