A married female prison officer who sent sexual images of herself to two teenage inmates has been jailed.
Jordan Trainor, from Wakefield, West Yorkshire, developed a “flirtatious” relationship with an inmate after she started working at Wetherby Young Offenders’ Institution in June 2018.
Trainor, who is currently pregnant with her second child, was aware a 17-year-old inmate had a phone and started sending him sexualised messages.
Prosecutor, Jonathan Sharp, told Leeds Crown Court how the messages developed into pictures.
He said: “This progressed to her taking sexualised photographs of herself and, particularly boldly, printing copies of those photographs at her place of work before handing the copies to the boy.
“She also smuggled into the institution several parcels (including suspected phones), both for him and, at the inmate’s instigation, for other inmates.”
Mr Sharp said Trainor also knew a second 17-year old-inmate had a mobile phone and started sending him "sexualised text messages and sexualised photographs".
He added: "Their relationship progressed far enough for him to have touched her sexually on three occasions and she, at the lowest, did not protest at or report any of the touching.
"Indeed, she was regularly asking colleagues to swap shifts so that she could be working where the inmate would be, and a message that she sent to him on the morning of December 23 2019 provides a clear indication of her feelings towards him.
“It read, ‘Can’t wait to see you today - missed your face x’.”
Mr Sharp told the court "gossip was rife" at the YOI and searches of both boys' cells were carried out on 23 December 2019.
Each had a record of the defendant’s personal mobile number and the first inmate still had the two photographs.
The second boy had three mobile phones, which were seized and examined.
Trainor was stopped as she arrived for work and was suspended from duty.
She then sent the second boy a message which read, “I’ll not see you again now, I’ve been suspended” and, after receiving no reply, later sent another message which read “full of conversation aren’t you”.
Mr Sharp said: "It appears not to have occurred to her that his phone was by then in the hands of the authorities."
Trainor admitted what she had done when arrested and interviewed on 25 January 2020 and pleaded guilty to misconduct in a public office.
Mr Sharp said Trainor told police the first boy had blackmailed her into doing some of the things she had done.
He said the prosecution rejected that claim and said she was able to report it.
Mr Sharp added: “As to her motivation, she candidly admitted that in relation to the first inmate, she liked the attention.”
Mitigating, Jade Edwards told the court Trainor felt “unsupported and rejected” by her husband despite the fact she had moved from Feltham YOI in London to Yorkshire to support his career.
Miss Edwards said Trainor has suffered with her mental health since she was a teenager and has recently been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder.
She said Trainor's marriage broke down after she was arrested and said: “She has a new partner. He is much more supportive of her. He is the father of her unborn child."
Jailing Trainor for 18 months, Judge Simon Phillips QC rejected the suggestion the two inmates had been the only people she could turn to.
He added: “The court has heard you engaged in flirtatious behaviour with these inmates, which clearly you enjoyed."