Prison officer Lauren McIntyre has admitted a string of offences after having sexual relations with a convicted murderer locked up at HMP Isle of Wight.
McIntyre, 32, of St John’s Wood Road in Ryde, appeared before the Isle of Wight Crown Court earlier on today where she admitted 4 charges against her, including 1 count of being a holder of a public office and wilfully neglecting to perform her duty/wilfully misconducted herself.
It’s said that McIntyre, a prison officer at Albany, misconducted herself in a way which amounted to an abuse of the public’s trust. She had a sexual relationship with serving prisoner, Andrew Roberts, who was locked up in 2003 for murdering his girlfriend and child.
The local mum is said to have failed to report her knowledge that Roberts was in possession of a mobile phone and provided him with her personal mobile phone number. Furthermore, she communicated with the killer via mobile phone and even supplied him with a copy of her photograph.
McIntyre also attempted to facilitate the transfer of money from the prisoner into her bank account. It is also reported that she sanctioned the beating, by Roberts, of fellow Prison Officer Samuel Laidler. Lauren is also alleged to have provided Roberts with Laidler’s personal mobile number and that she took no steps to warn the Prison Officer or the prison authorities of the impending beating.
The 32-year-old is said to have passed information to Andrew Roberts that she had given to the prison authorities about the alleged misconduct of other members of staff, as well as withholding information from the prison authorities regarding potentially corrupt officers.
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