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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