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Former Prison Guard Guilty Of Prohibited Acts

A former prison guard has pleaded guilty to having sex with an inmate in a case that came to light after she became pregnant with the inmate's child.

Thirty-year-old Leanne Salls received a one-year deferred sentence after pleading guilty last week to a misdemeanor charge of prohibited acts.

The Valley News reported that the allegations came to light when prison guards confiscated a note the inmate sent to Salls asking about her pregnancy.

Officials say the encounter was consensual and occurred in 2011 at Southeast State Correctional Facility. The child is now a year old.

Salls was initially charged with sexual exploitation of an inmate, a felony that carries a five-year maximum prison sentence, but the charge was later reduced.