Prison guard arrested, accused of sexual contact with an inmate

NEW ORLEANS – Authorities say a New Orleans, a prison guard arrested after receiving they had sexual contact with an inmate and gave him and others smuggled drugs and cigarettes.

The Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office says the 25-year-old Oshen Heilman was arrested Tuesday on multiple counts including malfeasance in office, sexual battery, possession with the intent to distribute a controlled dangerous substance, introduction of contraband in a correctional facility and conspiracy to introduce contraband.

Authorities say the sexual battery stems from the fact that inmates cannot legally give consent.

The sheriff’s office says Heilman was arrested upon arrival at work and terminated. She had worked for the sheriff for about 18 months.

It was not immediately known if she has a lawyer.

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