Correctional officer at Elayn Hunt faces sexual battery, other charges

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - An officer at Elayn Hunt Correctional Center was arrested Friday for allegedly having sex with an inmate.

The Department of Public Safety and Corrections reported Sirrena Martin, 28, of Baton Rouge, was booked by detectives with the St. Gabriel Police Department after a tip from a fellow officer resulted in an investigation.

Officials said Martin is accused of having sex with an offender on multiple occasions and brought a cellphone to him.

They added Martin was hired on July 31, 2017 and was immediately fired after being arrested.

She is charged with sexual battery, malfeasance in office, and introduction of contraband into a penal institution.

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