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.
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.