Choctaw guard charged with sex with inmate

Jackson, Mississippi (AP) October 2011

A female guard at a jail on a Native American reservation in Mississippi has been charged with sexual acts with a female prisoner.

An indictment this past week in U.S. District Court charges Kristen Willis with two counts of sexually abusing a prisoner and two counts of sexual contact without permission.

Willis is described as a guard at the Choctaw Detention Center, located on a reservation of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians in Neshoba County. Both the guard and prisoner are described as members of the tribe.

Court records didn’t indicate if Willis had an attorney. A phone number for her wasn’t immediately available. She didn’t immediately respond to a message on a social networking site.

The indictment says acts took place in the prisoner’s cell and another location.