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Apr 5, 2013 9:09 AM by AP

Former prison employee sentenced to prison

A state district judge has sentenced a former Louisiana State Penitentiary security captain to three years in prison on a felony charge of carnal knowledge of a juvenile.
The Advocate reports Judge William G. Carmichael sentenced 31-year-old Thomas D. Sharp Thursday to a five-year prison term at hard labor but suspended two years of the sentence and placed him on probation for five years.
West Feliciana Parish sheriff's deputies arrested Sharp in January 2011.
Sheriff J. Austin Daniel said the investigation began after a 15-year-old girl who lived in the Angola employee housing area unexpectedly gave birth.
Sharp pleaded no contest to the charge on March 18.


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