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NY guard gets prison for sex with prisoner

NEW YORK — A former jail guard who had a behind-bars affair with a New York City man convicted in the brutal slaying of two police officers was sentenced Wednesday to a year and a day in prison.

Nancy Gonzalez asked a judge in federal court in Brooklyn to spare her prison time, saying she wanted to be free to visit her son fathered by the convicted killer in 2012.

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But US District Judge Brian Cogan said Gonzalez’s offense went beyond having an impulsive tryst with an inmate. He cited evidence that she deliberately allowed Ronell Wilson to impregnate her to try to win him sympathy, and that she enabled him to create conditions in his cellblock that put guards and inmates at risk.

‘‘This is not a person who understands all the things that are wrong with her. . . . I just don’t think she’s connected to reality,’’ he said.

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Gonzalez, 30, had pleaded guilty last year to charges she intentionally engaged in a sex act with an inmate.

Associated Press

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