- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 12, 2016

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - The former security chief of the Delaware women’s prison has admitted to having sex with a 27-year-old female inmate.

The News Journal of Wilmington (https://delonline.us/1RIYehM ) reports that 51-year-old Fred Way III pleaded guilty to four counts of official misconduct Monday, the day before his trial was scheduled to begin in Wilmington.

As part of the plea deal, Department of Justice spokeswoman Nicole Byers says the state is dropping two charges of sexual relations in a detention facility.

Way was arrested in July after an inmate told officials she had intercourse with Way at least twice at the Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution in New Castle. Way was fired in August.

Each official misconduct charge is a misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in prison. Sentencing guidelines, however, call for probation.



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Information from: The News Journal of Wilmington, Del., https://www.delawareonline.com

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