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(NEWSER) – More trouble for authorities in Ferguson, Mo.: As the city braces for the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown police shooting case, a correctional officer has been accused of serious misconduct.

Jaris Hayden, 29, allegedly raped a pregnant inmate in his custody before allowing her to escape from the city jail, reports KSDK. He has been charged with public servant acceding to corruption, two counts of sexual contact with an inmate, and permitting escape over the incident, which took place in October last year. The woman, a nurse who was several months pregnant at the time, has filed a lawsuit against Hayden.

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