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Prison guard charged for sex offense and providing tobacco to an inmate

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Donna Marie Kennedy (Source: Columbus Co. Jail) Donna Marie Kennedy (Source: Columbus Co. Jail)

COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WECT) – A prison guard in Tabor City was arrested Monday morning in the parking lot at Tabor Correction Institute, according to Tabor City Police.

Officials say Donna Marie Kennedy is charged with one count of providing tobacco to an inmate and two counts of sex offense in an institution. According to police, the sexual charges involve an inmate.

Investigators say inmates involved will likely face charges as well.

Kennedy was arrested under an $11,000 unsecured bond. She's expected to make her first court appearance October 10.

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