Ex-guard had sex with jail inmate 15 years ago

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Wednesday, December 19, 2018

NEWBERRY, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina authorities say a former jail guard is accused of having sex with a jail inmate 15 years ago.

The State Law Enforcement Division says the inmate came to Newberry County deputies in August, saying 41-year-old Rebecca Adams had sex with him in 2003 when she was a guard and he was a state prison trusty staying at the Newberry County jail.

A sworn statement from a SLED agent says a fellow inmate confirmed the sexual relationship. It notes that after the inmate was moved to another jail, Adams was on his visitor's list.

Adams is charged with first-degree sexual misconduct with an inmate and faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted.

Court records didn't list a lawyer for Adams and a phone listing couldn't be found.