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Former corrections officer pleads guilty to having sex with an inmate

It happened at the low-security federal prison for women in Aliceville, Alabama.

Posted: Dec. 20, 2017 7:21 PM

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WTVA) - A former corrections officer has pleaded guilty to having sex with a female inmate at the federal prison for women in Aliceville, Alabama, and to lying about it.

Jesse Bailey, 28, of Carrollton, Alabama, entered that guilty plea Tuesday and is scheduled to be sentenced March 13.

Prosecutors say Bailey was working at the Federal Correctional Institution in January 2016 and started flirting with an inmate identified as H.G. 

They say the flirting led to Bailey having sex with the inmate in a staff bathroom near the dorm where the inmate at the low-security prison was living.

Federal agents interviewed Bailey in August 2016, and he denied having sex with the inmate and communicating with the inmate outside of work by phone or email.

The most he could get for having sex with an inmate is 15 years and a $250,000 fine.  For lying to federal agents, the maximum punishment is 8 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

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