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Former Lamesa Nurse Accused of Having Sex With Inmate

LAMESA, TX (KWES) -

A former nurse in Lamesa is under fire.

Crystal Howard is accused of having sex with an inmate at the Smith Unit in Lamesa.

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice tells NewsWest 9, she did not work for them and worked at the unit while either working for Texas Tech Health Science Center or being contracted through them.

Officials say Howard and the inmate had sex back in January.

The offender was moved to the Telford Unit in New Boston, Texas.

He was serving a five-year sentence for burglary.

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