Former Employee at State Youth Lock-Up Arrested on Sex Charge

ALEXANDER, AR - Bryant police say a woman who formerly worked at the state's youth detention center near Alexander has been arrested on a charge accusing her of having sex with an 18-year-old inmate.

Police say the male inmate told them he had sex with 39-year-old Krista Moser after he admitted she gave him a cellular phone.

Bryant police Sgt. Harold Edmonson said the crime was very serious, because the youngsters at the center are there to be rehabilitated.  He said that, when you throw something like this on top of it, it causes more issues.

State officials say Moser was fired from her position several weeks before her arrest.

She faces a third-degree sexual assault charge and is due for a court appearance today.

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