Female prison officer had affairs with two inmates at the same time and even googled: ‘Is sleeping with a prisoner criminal?’
- Kendall Love, 39, had affairs with inmates at Hollesley Bay and HMP Maidstone
- Mother-of-one from Ashford told employers that her name was Chelsea Scott
- She is still in a relationship with one of the prisoners, named Stanislav Zampr
- Nine-month sentence suspended for two years for misconduct in public office
Love (pictured) was yesterday given a suspended sentence after having affairs with two inmates
A prison officer had affairs with two inmates at the same time, having sex with one while he was on day release and sent explicit images of herself in notes to another.
Kendall Love, 39, is still in a relationship with the pen pal in question and Googled whether or not it was okay for her to have sex with a prisoner.
Love changed her name to Chelsea Scott to try and cover her tracks as she trained to be a prison officer at Hollesley Bay open prison, Suffolk, when she began an affair with Luke Davis.
She began another affair with, her current partner, at HMP Maidstone in Kent while continuing the other for six months.
But she and Zampr were spotted in an enclosed kitchen area in Thanet Wing, which the inmate was not permitted to access.
The 39-year-old mother-of-one (pictured) is still in a relationship with Zampr, who she met at Maidstone prison
Love was sentenced yesterday at Maidstone Crown Court, where she admitted misconduct in a public office
Kendall Love began a relationship with an inmate at Maidstone prison (pictured) after already striking up an affair while training
Steven Mould, prosecuting, told Maidstone Crown Court yesterday that ‘trustee’ Zampr was immediately ‘segregated’ from other inmates, and when warders searched his cell they found ‘sexually explicit’ letters.
Police later searched Love’s home in Ashford and discovered that in January last year she had begun a relationship with another inmate at HMP Hollesley Bay.
Officers found photographs of the mother-of-one ‘in various state of undress’, which she had sent to Davis, and discovered a passport in the name of Kendall Love.
Love, who now works as a call handler, was questioned and admitted having ‘inappropriate relationships’.
Love changed her name before she started working at Maidstone (pictured) and sent explicit pictures of herself to a prisoner
She also admitted to a senior officer that she was aware that passing love letters to prisoners was wrong.
Mr Mould said: ‘She said that Zampr had helped her when she was new to the wing and she saw him more as a colleague than a prisoner and all the letters she wrote to him were all fantasy.’
She said that he had helped her while she was new to the wing and she had started to see him more as a colleague than a prisoner. Mr Mould said she had breached the prison motto: ‘Don’t Cross The Line’.
The court heard that Love had googled ‘Is sleeping with a prisoner criminal?’ Her phone also contained internet search terms such as ‘inappropriate relationships with an inmate’, ‘sexual relationships with an inmate’ and ‘misconduct in public office’.
The mother-of-one started an affair with one prisoner at Hollesley (pictured) as well as Maidstone in Kent
Love pleaded guilty to two charges of misconduct while in public office. Max Reeves, in mitigation, claimed Love did not have sex with either of her lovers in prison, but did meet the inmate from Suffolk on days he was allowed out.
A psychiatric report said she was possibly suffering from a personality disorder which causes her to take risks.
Love wept in the dock as she was told by the judge that sexual relations between prisoners and prison officers were ‘corrosive’ and undermined authority.
Judge Martin Huseyin said she had also put herself at risk of blackmail and exploitation.
Love was given a nine month jail sentence, suspended for two years. She was also ordered to do 200-hours of unpaid community work and 25 days of rehabilitation.