North Carolina Detention Officer Karen Payton has been fired after being charged with engaging in a sexual act with a male inmate.
Payton, 47, was fired from the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office on October 5 as warrants were out for her arrest. According to the New York Post, Payton has been charged with three felony counts related to the alleged sexual engagement with an inmate and one misdemeanor count for allegedly providing an inmate with a tobacco product.
The New York Post reports that Payton was arrested on October 5 and was assigned a $2,000 bond. According to the Post, records indicate that Payton was not listed in custody as of the morning of October 6.
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