A teacher at Pitchess Detention Center pleaded not guilty Thursday to unlawful sexual contact with a male inmate.
Lisa Nichole Leroy, 33, is charged with one misdemeanor count each of sexual activity with a detainee in a detention facility and unlawful written communication with an inmate, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
Leroy allegedly had sexual contact with the inmate in a jail classroom Oct. 2, according to prosecutors.
She also allegedly exchanged letters with the inmate, prosecutors added.
Leroy is due back in a Santa Clarita courtroom for a pretrial hearing Dec. 11.
If convicted as charged, Leroy faces up to a year in county jail, according to the District Attorney’s Office.
— City News Service