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Corrections officer admits to trying to seduce teenage inmate

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A corrections officer admitted to trying to seduce a teenage inmate on Wednesday.

Latersha Allen, 30, pleaded guilty to use of obscene matter to seduce a minor.

Allen was arrested last year after authorities say she sent sexually explicit letters to a 15-year-old inmate.

It happened at the James Tiger Morton Juvenile Detention Center in Dunbar.

Allen was working at the center as a corrections officer when the crimes were committed, investigators say.

Allen will be sentenced in February.  

Prosecutors have recommended an alternative sentence, meaning no jail time, if she has a good pre-sentence report returned to the court.

She will remain out on bond until then.