FLORENCE — Christina Lopez, a former CoreCivic corrections officer who was accused of having sex with an inmate, was sentenced Friday to two years supervised probation.

Lopez will also not be required to register as a sex offender based on the sentence handed down by Pinal County Superior Court Judge Jason Holmberg.

She pleaded guilty to one count of attempted unlawful sexual conduct in a correctional facility, a Class 6 felony, on Aug. 30.

The crime has a presumptive sentence of a year in prison with a range of one-third to 2 years. Lopez has no prior felonies on her record.

Eloy police said Lopez engaged in unlawful sexual conduct with the inmate at Saguaro Correctional Center on June 8. Staff at the prison operated by private contractor CoreCivic contacted the Eloy Police Department on June 24 about the allegations, and police conducted an investigation before arresting her.

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