Wisconsin Prison Staffer Gets Probation for Inmate Sex
As a result, Herrera was sentenced to 18 months probation.
"This is not a confinement case, bottom line," Racine County Circuit Court Judge Charles Constantine said. "Ms. Herrera knew better. She knew what her position was and she abused it. ... It is a probation case."Prosecutors were displeased with the court's determination.
Herrera and former co-worker Lisa M. Hawkins, 33, are accused of smuggling a cellphone in to the inmate and performing sex acts on him in a bathroom at Racine Correctional Institution, according to their criminal complaints.
Police allegedly found videos of the sexual contact on the inmate’s cellphone in the prison, at 2019 Wisconsin St., in Sturtevant. Investigators reported finding cellphone memory cards, a phone charger, a lock of hair and four photos of a naked Herrera in the man's cell, according to the complaints.
Former co-worker Lisa M. Hawkins faces court next month.