Corrections Officer, Elizabeth Resident Sentenced to Jail for Inappropriately Touching Inmate

A Hunterdon County judge sentenced a Hunterdon County Corrections Officer to 90 days in jail and probation for inappropriately touching an inmate while working at the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women.

Ciera Roddy, 32, of Elizabeth received the sentence on Friday, Jan. 3, according to Hunterdon County Acting Prosecutor Michael J. Williams said.

Officials say Roddy pleaded guilty on Nov. 8 to touching the "intimate body part" of an inmate she was supervising while working as a Correction Officer in March 2018. Roddy was arrested in April 2019 following an investigation by the New Jersey Department of Corrections Criminal Investigations Division.

Roddy was also ordered to forfeit her pension as well as any current or future public employment in New Jersey.