A female officer with the Raymond Laborde Correctional Center was booked into the Avoyelles Parish Detention Center for sexual misconduct with an inmate according to the Louisiana Department of Corrections.

Officials say 30-year-old Christy Edwards of Mansura was booked on the following charges:

  • One Count of La. RS 14:134.1 Malfeasance in Office
  • Sexual Misconduct with a Person in the Custody and Supervision of the Department of Public Safety and Corrections.
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Officials at the center started an investigation into Edwards, who was a probationary worker.

She had been on the job less than a month when these allegations were made. Edwards started working at the prison on October 19 of this year.

Officials say that the woman admitted to "having sexual conversations with the inmate through email" according to a press release from the department.

Edwards was a Sergeant but has since been terminated.

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