Autumn Wedgeworth is a prison guard in Mississippi who has been arrested and charged with sexual battery, a felony, for allegedly having sex with an inmate at the facility where she worked.

Autumn Wedgeworth

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The 33-year-old Autumn Wedgeworth (mugshot photo above) is a resident of Meridian, Mississippi who was an employee at an East Mississippi Correctional Facility as a guard.

According to WJTV the investigation began when the contractor, Management and Training Corporation, found out about Wedgeworth’s alleged inappropriate relationship with an inmate. No details were given as to how authorities first learned of the alleged conduct.

Autumn Wedgeworth was arrested and was booked into Lauderdale County Detention Facility. She was charged with sexual battery, a felony charge, and was released after posting bond.

No additional details on Autumn Wedgeworth’s bio and professional background were reported other than her employment with the Mississippi Corrections Facility. According to WKOT, her current employment status is unknown. The report goes on to quote an official, Chief Deputy Ward Calhoun, who said that in the aftermath of the investigation that was conducted, police authorities believe the alleged improper action did occur and added, “”And now we’ll put it within the hands of the judicial system to carry forth in the prosecution.”

This is a developing story; check back for updates.