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Lexington prison guard charged with rape; official misconduct

Jennifer Wiseman (Source: WLEX) Jennifer Wiseman (Source: WLEX)

LEXINGTON, KY (WAVE) – A former Blackburn Corrections officer is racing rape charges after she allegedly had sex with an inmate.

Though court records show the sex was consensual, the rape charge is due to the fact that Jennifer Wiseman is a prison guard and her partner was a prisoner.

Jennifer Wiseman pleaded not guilty in Fayette County to official misconduct and rape. Internal affairs at Blackburn Correctional Facility said Wiseman was having sex with an inmate in the women's restroom at the prison.

Prosecutors said she communicated with her partner using her 10-year-old daughter's cell phone and through sexually explicit letters signed with the inmate's sister's name.

Wiseman's husband also works as a guard in the jail where she is now being held.  

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