- Associated Press - Friday, June 19, 2015

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A former correctional officer at the Wyatt Detention Center in Central Falls has been sentenced to probation for accepting cash in exchange for delivering pills and pornography to an inmate.

Thirty-two-year-old Scott William Allen Denton of Warwick was sentenced Thursday in federal court in Providence to three years of probation and 300 hours of community service. He pleaded guilty in March to one count of bribery by a public official.

Denton has since resigned from his job at the prison.

Prosecutors say Denton told the court that he agreed to accept $500 from an inmate’s family for delivering pills and pornography to the inmate.

They say Denton provided the contraband after the inmate’s wife made two deposits totaling $500 into his bank account in the spring of 2013.

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