- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 28, 2015

PHOENIX (AP) - A former Arizona juvenile corrections officer accused of sexual misconduct with an inmate has been sentenced to 10 years of supervised probation with sex offender terms.

Maricopa County prosecutors say 34-year-old Jeremy Hazen was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty to child abuse and misdemeanor assault.

An inmate at the state Department of Juvenile Corrections’ Adobe Mountain School in north Phoenix had accused Hazen of sexual misconduct.

Hazen was arrested late last year after investigators heard allegations that he engaged in extended hugs with a 17-year-old girl at the detention center.

Hazen originally faced one count of unlawful sexual conduct by a corrections employee and three counts of assault.

Hazen worked for the corrections department from 2013 until around late December 2014 when he originally pleaded not guilty in the case.

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