A corrections officer at the Elayn Hunt Correctional Center was arrested Friday after she admitted to inappropriately touching one inmate while she was on duty Thursday, said Department of Corrections spokesman Ken Pastorick.
Krystal L. Binder, of Walker, was booked on a count of sexual battery Friday by St. Gabriel police detectives and was immediately terminated from her position as a probational correctional officer, Pastorick said.
Security cameras captured the incident where Binder allegedly touched one male offender and then another male offender inappropriately touched the officer, Pastorick said.
Pastorick said Department of Corrections officials will also ask the district attorney to consider charging Binder with a count of malfeasance of office.
Binder began as a corrections cadet in August, 2017. Pastorick said Binder met or exceeded all requirements during her hiring, including a criminal background check.