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Former Clark Co. corrections officer sentenced to probation for having sex with inmate

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Dalton Warfield at his April 6, 2016 sentencing hearing. Dalton Warfield at his April 6, 2016 sentencing hearing.

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (WDRB) -- A former Clark County jail employee who admitted to having sex with an inmate will not spend time in jail.  

Dalton Warfield, 25, was sentenced Wednesday to three years probation and one year of home incarceration. He pleaded guilty last month to one count of sexual misconduct by a service provider.

Warfield was arrested last August for having consensual sex with a female inmate. Both Warfield and the inmate admitted their relationship to investigators.

Warfield had only worked at the jail for about four months before he was arrested. At the time, the inmate, who was serving time for a probation violation, had been in jail for about two months.

Warfield's attorney, Larry Wilder, told WDRB that Warfield and the inmate had gone to school together and "had a relationship outside of being incarcerated." 

Wilder says he Warfield is married, and his wife is expecting their second child soon. Warfield had no comment but his attorney says he's sorry, and knows he made a mistake.

Prosecutors had no comment.

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