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MS prison worker charged with having sex with inmate

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Autumn Wedgeworth  Source: WTOK Autumn Wedgeworth Source: WTOK
LAUDERDALE COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Lauderdale County authorities have charged a prison worker for allegedly having sex with an inmate. Autumn Wedgeworth is the woman Chief Deputy Ward Calhoun says has been charged with sexual battery.

Calhoun tells WTOK the sheriff's department arrested Wedgeworth after Management and Training Corporation discovered Wedgeworth was allegedly having sex with an inmate.

It's unknown exactly how this alleged activity was uncovered.

"[I] can't comment to the investigation itself," Calhoun explains. "However, it is a violation of state statute for an employee, a correctional officer, any employee involved, or who has supervision over an inmate of any kind, any type of detainee, to have any type of sexual relations with that inmate."

Wedgeworth has bonded out of the Lauderdale County Detention Facility on a $10,000 bond. Her case will be presented to the next available Lauderdale County Grand Jury.

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