Prison aide held for sex with in­mate

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A PRISON worker has been ar­rested amid claims she had sex with an in­mate.

Men­tal health coun­sel­lor El­iz­a­beth Cov­ing­ton, 53, had been em­ployed by a pri­vate firm that pro­vides care ser­vices to the prison.

Po­lice said she fre­quently gave Ra­mon S Ro­driguez, a con­victed rapist, kid­nap­per and armed rob­ber, med­i­cal passes so he could leave his cell and visit her of­fice for sex.

She was ar­rested af­ter in­ves­ti­ga­tors found her with the in­mate, who was only par­tially-clothed, ear­lier this year.

Cov­ing­ton ( above) faces two charges of sex­ual mis­con­duct with a de­tainee and one of traf­fick­ing with an in­mate.

The of­fences are al­leged to have taken place at New Cas­tle Cor­rec­tional Fa­cil­ity in In­di­ana, US.

Cov­ing­ton was re­leased from cus­tody on £4,000 bail.

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