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Worker charged with having sex with inmate

Megan Pereira (Source: Izard Co. Sheriff's Office) Megan Pereira (Source: Izard Co. Sheriff's Office)
MOUNTAIN HOME, AR (KAIT) -

A woman hired to work at a Region 8 prison has been arrested after investigators say she had sex with an inmate.

Arkansas State Police arrested Megan E. Pereira, 27, of Mountain Home on Thursday, Feb. 12, on undisclosed sex-related charges following an investigation by a special agent.

Pereira was a contract worker in the infirmary at the Arkansas Department of Correction's North Central Unit in Calico Rock, according to a news release from the Izard County Sheriff's Office.

She's accused of having sex with a male inmate at the prison on at least 8 occasions inside the infirmary.

Pereira is currently free on $20,000 bond awaiting a scheduled circuit court date.

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