Eddy County Jail Guard Arrested

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) - A 20-year-old Eddy County Detention Center guard is charged with rape after authorities say he admitted having sex with a female inmate while on duty.

Shane Allen Moore of Carlsbad was arrested Tuesday on two felony counts of criminal sexual penetration.  A criminal complaint says the 22-year-old inmate told sheriff's investigators she had sex with Moore on two different times. The complaint says Moore also admitted having sex with her twice this month.

According to the complaint, the inmate alleged he offered to speak to a judge to get her probation or other assistance to deal with charges against her.  Moore did not enter a plea during a magistrate court appearance. Bond was set at $50,000.

A sheriff's report says Moore has worked at the jail for seven months.