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Ex-federal prison guard in Phoenix sentenced for inmate sex

Posted at 6:52 AM, Feb 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-27 08:52:57-05

PHOENIX (AP) - A former federal prison guard in Phoenix has been sentenced to six months of home confinement after being convicted of having a sexual relationship with an inmate.

Prosecutors say 51-year-old Darrell McCoy also was sentenced Monday to five years' probation.

A federal jury last November found McCoy guilty of two counts of abusive sexual contact with a ward.

Authorities say McCoy was a 17-year employee at the federal Bureau of Prisons Federal Correctional Institution and he developed a romantic relationship with an inmate whom he supervised on a work crew.

They say McCoy had sexual contact with the inmate in different locations on the prison grounds between September and December of 2016.