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Ex-jail guard receives probation for having sex with inmate

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A former correctional officer who pleaded guilty to having sex with an inmate will spend three years on probation.

Local media outlets reported that 33-year-old Jason M. McComas of Lesage also must register as a sex offender for 10 years.

McComas had pleaded guilty in April to imposition of a sexual act upon an incarcerated person. He recently was sentenced in Cabell County Circuit Court. Judge Paul T. Farrell suspended a one- to five-year prison sentence.

McComas was charged with having sex with a female inmate at the Western Regional Jail on March 24, 2013, while working at the jail as a correctional officer.