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Prison guard accused of having sex with inmate pleads guilty

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Eugenio Dimas

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From left, Beau and Monica Maestas listen during a hearing Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2003 in Clark County Justice Court.

A Nevada corrections officer pleaded guilty on Wednesday to misconduct of a public official following accusations of having sexual relations with a woman convicted of killing a child.

The state’s attorney general had initially charged Eugenio Dimas, 51, with official misconduct and having voluntary sex with 26-year-old inmate Monique Maestas. Following the guilty plea, Dimas will be sentenced for misconduct of a public official on Oct. 3 before Judge James Bixler.

Dimas had previously been employed as a correctional officer at Florence McClure Woman’s Correctional Center when a complaint filed in February said several inmates claimed Dimas and Maestas were having sexual relations. Maestas is serving a life sentence for murder in the 2003 stabbing of 3-year-old Kristyanna Cowan.

Maestas initially denied the affair with Dimas before later changing her story, admitting that she had sexual relations with Dimas, according to an investigator's report. She also claimed she had received gifts of jewelry and photographs of his family.

During an interview with officials, Dimas denied having sex with Maestas or giving her a pendant and photographs before later acknowledging he had given Maestas the photos and his phone number.

Investigators from the Investigator General’s Office arrested Dimas in February following a tip that he had an inappropriate relationship with an inmate. They intercepted a prisoner telephone calls between Dimas and Maestas, confirming the allegations, Attornery General’s Office officials said.

“Our office takes seriously any allegations of misconduct by public employees,” said Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto in a press release.

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  1. Thank you so much, "progressives." This is but one public example of just how nuts you are and how your nutty agenda affects real life people in real ways! The only reason the dirtbag was a male corrections officer in a female lock-up is because of morons such as you! Insisting that males guard females is, by definition, nuts and that's true for the other way around! Chicken-livered politico's, afraid of being labled as "sexist," cave in to "progressive's" nutty demands and situations such as this occur - on a regular basis. I believe this is no isolated incident and has to be completely under-reported as the females forced into sex with prison guards simply have little avenue for relief. This case is a wake-up call to get male guards out of women's prisons and female guards out of men's. Under today's pervasive and coercive domination by the Commie-lite "progressives," and noting the cowardice of politicos, it has little chance of happening!

  2. Technology is a very progressive idea. This is why Nevada will remain "A State apart" from the rest of the modern world and the valet training center of the world.

  3. Blase: I'm just NOT turned on by the idea of "closeness" with a child killer/stabber. OK, I'm hetero female and maybe can't get into the guy's mind but really. The parallel of a woman with a "bad boy" convict also does NOT..... The female convicted murderer may have enticed the CO but NOT IF he's giving gifts. Sounds like CO abuse of authority in addition to rape since a prisoner CANNOT CONSENT.

  4. How would you people like to go without sex for the rest of your life?? I say this is cruel and unusual Punishment, never mind the so called law breaker, she could care less, she's already there.......