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Mississippi Prison Worker Accused of Sex with Inmate

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MERIDIAN, Miss. - Lauderdale County authorities arrested an East Mississippi Correctional Facility employee for allegedly having sex with an inmate.

33-year-old Autumn Wedgeworth, is charged with sexual battery. Sheriff's Chief Deputy Ward Calhoun said Wedgeworth was arrested after the alleged act with the prisoner was discovered.

Calhoun said it's a violation of state law for a prison employee to have any type of sexual relations with an inmate. Wedgeworth worked in the facility's educational services area, Calhoun said.

Wedgeworth is currently free on a $10,000 bond.

Her case will be presented to the next available Lauderdale County Grand Jury.

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