Prison guard convicted of having sex with inmate

HOUSTON - A former prison guard at the federal prison camp in Bryan has entered a guilty plea to two counts of sexual abuse of a ward, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson.

Kendrick Desmond Brooks, 45, of Bryan, was charged with engaging in a sexual relationship with an inmate who was under his custodial, supervisory or disciplinary authority.

Brooks was an employee at the federal prison camp in Bryan. He admitted that in November 2014, he picked up a female inmate who was in official detention at the camp and told her they were going to the "comm shop." Once there, Brooks pulled the inmate's pants down and they engaged in sexual contact and intercourse.

Then, in January 2015, Brooks met the inmate in the hallway while she was on route to the commissary and asked her to help him fix the temperature in the chapel/education area. They went to the boiler room located at the back of the educational section, at which time they again engaged in sexual contact.

At the time of these acts, Brooks was an employee of the federal prison camp and the inmate was in official detention and under his custodial, supervisory or disciplinary authority.

U.S. District Judge Ewing Werlein Jr. accepted the guilty plea today and has set sentencing for May 6, 2016. At that time, he faces up to 15 years in federal prison and a possible $250,000 fine. He was permitted to remain on bond pending that hearing.

The charges are the result of an investigation conducted by the Office of Inspector General. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Ruben R. Perez and Jill Stotts are prosecuting the case.

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