A former guard at the Grainger County Detention Facility has pleaded guilty to two counts of Official Misconduct and two counts of Physical Contact with an Inmate.

Jessie Cummings was accused of having sex with a female inmate.

Cummings, along with his supervisors, was named in a lawsuit filed by three former inmates at the jail, who claimed they had been repeatedly raped by Cummings and that shift supervisors and security issues at the jail made it possible for coerced sexual conduct and rape to occur.

He will be sentenced June 16, 2014.

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