Dixie County correctional officer arrested for relationship with inmate, sending pictures of child

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DIXIE COUNTY, Fla. (WCJB) -

A Dixie County correctional officer has been arrested, accused of having a romantic relationship with an inmate which included sending nude photos and videos of her three-year-old daughter to the inmate who is a registered sex offender.

Mercedes Jenkins is accused of creating a prison account to keep contact with inmate Donnie Holden.

Over the course of 8 months, Jenkins sent Holden nearly 1,000 emails and deposited over $800 into his bank account.

Holden is currently serving 25 years for the sexual battery of a ten-year-old girl.

Officials say Jenkins knew why Holden is in prison.