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Sex with Former Jail Employee Lands Texas Sex Offender Back in Prison

On February 27, 2009, three days after his release from prison, Wydell J. Vaughn, 28, found himself back behind bars for having a romantic relationship with a former jail employee.

Vaughn was convicted in 2002 on two second-degree felony sex charges for having sex with underage girls. While incarcerated at the Sheboygan County Detention Center in 2007, he struck up a relationship with Tammy Green, 37, a kitchen worker employed by Aramark, the jail’s food service provider.

The two immediately got together after Vaughn was released from jail in August 2007. Their relationship was discovered when Vaughn called Green’s supervisor at the jail complaining that her marriage was interfering with their romance.

Green was fired and Vaughn was returned to prison in November 2007 because the relationship violated the terms of his probation, plus he had had unapproved contact with minors.

On February 24, 2009, he was released to a halfway house and repeatedly warned not to have any contact with Green. According to the terms of Vaughn’s probation, because he was a sex offender all of his relationships had to be approved by his probation officer.

Heedless of those conditions, Green visited Vaughn at the halfway house the day he was released. On February 26 the two had sex when Vaughn went to buy clothes for court the next day.

Court records indicated that Vaughn called his probation officer from Green’s cell phone, and his GPS tracking device showed that at one point the two even left the city together. When Green accompanied Vaughn to court on February 27 they were observed kissing in the hallway of the courthouse. He was arrested later that day. Yet even after Vaughn’s arrest, Green called his probation officer and identified herself as his girlfriend.

Vaughn was sentenced in June 2009 and returned to prison. He has served over five years on his original sentence; approximately two of those years were due to his relationship with Green, which violated the terms of his probation.

Apparently love, like justice and stupidity, is sometimes blind.


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