Prison guard accused of trading drugs for sex with inmate

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OCALA, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a trainee guard at a Florida prison had sex with an inmate in exchange for drugs.

The Ocala Star-Banner reports that 26-year-old Nicholas Seaborn Jefferson was arrested Wednesday and charged with two counts of sexual misconduct.

An arrest report says Jefferson acknowledged having sex twice with the woman earlier this month at Lowell Correctional Institution in Ocala. He said he never forced her to have sex. The woman told officials the sex was payment for Jefferson bringing her suboxone, a prescription drug used to treat opioid addicts.

Jefferson was being held on $10,000 bail. Jail records didn't list an attorney.

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Information from: Ocala (Fla.) Star-Banner, http://www.starbanner.com/

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