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Prison Guard Pleads Guilty to Sex with Inmate

Faces a Maximum Sentence of 15 Years in Federal Prison

A former dorm supervisor at the Federal Correctional Complex in Lompoc has pleaded guilty to unlawful sexual relations with a male inmate, a spokesperson with the Department of Justice said last week.

Renee Gutierrez, 42, of Redondo Beach faces a maximum sentence of 15 years in federal prison. She pleaded guilty to the charge in U.S. District Court Wednesday afternoon, the spokesperson said.

The offense occurred in April 2010 as Gutierrez oversaw a facility that housed more than 500 inmates. Before she was indicted, but after the illegal conduct was uncovered, Gutierrez resigned.

She’s scheduled to be sentenced on March 26.

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