RACINE, Wis. (AP) — A Kenosha woman has been ordered to register as a sex offender after being convicted of sexual assault of an inmate at the prison where she worked.
The Journal Times of Racine reports 41-year-old Karina Herrera and a co-worker were accused of smuggling a cellphone to an inmate at Racine Correctional Institution and performing sex acts on him. Herrera pleaded guilty last month to second-degree sexual assault by correctional staff.
Assistant District Attorney Robert Repischak said Herrera’s behavior created a security risk and she should serve prison time.
But Racine County Circuit Court Judge Charles Constantine said probation and registration as a sex offender is appropriate punishment. He said Herrera has no prior criminal record and lost her job after her arrest.
Herrera said she regrets what she did.
Information from: The Journal Times, http://www.journaltimes.com