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Pregnant prison official commits suicide after inmate leaked photos of himself being intimate with her

By Mason White 12:48 PM October 18, 2017
The prison official and inmate
The prison official and inmate
By: Mason White

A prison official broke protocols when she secretly handed a cellphone to a prison inmate.

Sadly, her actions backfired and not only destroyed her career, but also her life and the life of her unborn baby.

Police in Johannesburg, South Africa, began investigating after photos were leaked on social media, showing a Losperfontein Correctional Centre employee passionately kissing a prison inmate.

At first, Correctional Services spokesperson Singabakho Nxumalo said that it was unclear how the pictures were shared and who shared them.

However, during their investigation, detectives discovered that the female corrections officer was the one who got the inmate a cellphone, which he then used to take the intimate photos and to post them to social media.

The prisoner who is serving a 15-year prison sentence told detectives that he impregnated the officer and that he was looking forward to being a father.

Detectives said the prison official was suspended after she admitted to the affair and to giving the inmate a cell phone.

“This is disturbing and strictly prohibited, the department condemns this type of behavior in the strongest possible terms,” Nxumalo said.

One day after the affair was exposed, police said the prison official committed suicide.

“On behalf of DCS (Department of Correctional Services), we want to convey our condolences to the family and colleagues of the deceased official,” said Regional Commissioner Mandla Mkabela after learning about the woman’s death.