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Jail teacher and inmate student had liaison in classroom, D.A. says

Jail teacher and inmate student had liaison in classroom, D.A. says
A teacher at the Pitchess Detention Center is accused of having sex with an inmate. (Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times)

A teacher had sexual contact with a jail inmate she was teaching and now faces a year in jail herself, according to the L.A. County district attorney's office.

Lisa Nichole Leroy, 33, is accused of writing letters to the inmate and engaging in sex acts inside a classroom at Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic.

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Leroy pleaded not guilty Thursday to misdemeanor counts of engaging in unlawful sexual acts with the inmate at the all-male facility and exchanging letters, the D.A. says.

Prosecutors said Leroy and the inmate had sexual contact on Oct. 2 inside the classroom at the detention center.

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