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Former prison guard pleads guilty to having sex with inmate

Samuel Hawkins, 51, faces up to 15 years in prison

HOUSTON – A former guard at the Federal Detention Center in Houston pleaded guilty to one count of sexual abuse of a ward.

According to the Department of Justice, Samuel Hawkins, 51, knowingly engaged in a sexual relationship with an inmate detained at the detention center in November.

Hawkins faces up to 15 years in prison and a possible fine of $250,000.

His sentence hearing is set for July 27.


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