Prison officer jailed for sexual relationship with ‘dangerous’ inmate after spending ‘long periods’ in his cell
Criminology and psychology graduate Ayshea Gunn, 27, and Khuram Razaq, 29, made more than 1,000 phone calls to each other when he was inside Berwyn prison in Wrexham where he was serving twelve years for conspiracy to rob.
She smuggled in a pair of knickers for him inside her bra and her bedroom was decorated with pictures of the pair kissing and hugging, some of which were taken in his cell. Prosecuting barrister Simon Mills told Mold Crown Court the pair “weren’t being particularly subtle” about their inappropriate relationship.
Colleagues noticed Gunn spent a lot of time with Razaq and went in his cell for long periods and the number of reports led to an internal investigation. It found they were using mobile phones to send each other explicit sexual videos and stream lewd live footage of themselves.
The university graduate also bought clothing for Razaq and placed a bet for him. She told investigators she had “fallen victim to compliments” and that she had loved him.
Judge Niclas Parry said the pair had engaged in a “highly sexualised and pornographic” exchange of photographs and she remained in touch even after her arrest.
Gunn, of Pant Glas, Johnstown, Wrexham, admitted misconduct in public office between July and November last year and was handed a year-long prison sentence at Mold Crown Court on Monday.
Razaq, dealt with separately, must serve a consecutive eight months jail term after he pleaded guilty to possessing a Garmin smartwatch and a mobile phone in jail.
Detective inspector Dawn Hampson, from the North West Regional Organised Crime Unit, said: “We have worked closely with Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service to tackle the problem of corruption within prisons.