- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 27, 2015

WACO, Texas (AP) - A former corrections officer at a privately run prison in Central Texas has pleaded guilty to having sex with an inmate she was guarding.

Melissa Suzanne Corona of Waco pleaded guilty Monday to having an improper sexual relationship with an inmate.

Prosecutors in Waco have recommended probation for Corona in a plea deal on the state jail felony charge.

The 25-year-old Corona formerly worked at the Jack Harwell Detention Center in Waco.

Investigators say Corona in 2013 began the relationship by kissing a male inmate more than 10 times. She then had improper contact through the bars while both were clothed, followed by entering the man’s cell and performing sex acts on him.

Corona was indicted last March.

Further details on the inmate weren’t immediately available.

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