Criminal Justice
5:25 pm
Mon April 2, 2012

Justice Center guard accused of sexual contact with prisoner

A Justice Center prison guard is facing multiple charges of sexual contact with an inmate at the maximum security jail last year. 

St. Louis City Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce filed eleven felony counts against Stephanie Rodgers Monday. The acts are alleged to have occurred in the prisoner’s cell and a security tower.  

Assistant Circuit Attorney Dan Proost said officials learned of the affair through phone taps that were part of a separate investigation. 

“These phone calls included calls between Ms. Rogers and an inmate," Proost said. "The substance of those phone calls indicated that there was a sexual relationship between the two.”

 Rodgers was charged last year for taking a bribe to deliver a cell phone to a different inmate at the Justice Center.  A court filing document reports that Rodgers and the first prisoner discussed marriage and the possibility of her being pregnant. Proost said the prisoner is not facing disciplinary actions. 

  • Read the full details of the court filing here. Please note, the document may not be appropriate for all audiences.