June 18 2013 Latest news:
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
A woman prison officer who swapped sexy letters and phone calls with three inmates has been jailed for 12 months today.
Zanib Khan, 27, of Grosvenor Road, Ilford, had “illicit relationships” with two drugs dealers incarcerated at HMP Brixton and a third prisoner at Ford open prison in Sussex.
Khan shared nearly ten hours of intimate calls with the men on a secret phone she hid from her prison bosses and her personal phone.
Police also found pages and pages of sexy love letters from prisoners at her home she smuggled out of jail stuffed inside her uniform.
Khan had relationships with Timothy Iyegbe, Daryl Smith, and Jason Graham, between March and November 2011.
Police believe she was close to four other prisoners over three years.
Khan, who joined the prison service to pay for a law qualification, also covered up the fact her father and her boyfriend were both serving prisoners when she took up her post.
Judge David Higgins today jailed Khan for 12 months for what he described as “deplorable and deeply antisocial behaviour”.
Prosecutor Robin Du Preez said that in October 2011 police discovered a mobile phone at in Graham’s one man cell at HMP Ford.
Graham, who had previously been a prisoner at HMP Brixton, was found to have been in contact with Khan’s “dirty” mobile and her personal mobile from his PIN number at HMP Ford.
Further investigations into the illicit number used by Khan revealed she had been called by Iyegbe and Smith.
The court heard that in one recorded phone call between Khan and Iyegbe the couple told each repeatedly “I love you”.
In interview she denied any involvement with the three men and attempted to frame her younger sister Zahira.
Khan admitted one count of misconduct in a public office.
A teenage girl thought she was escaping an argument when she got into a car with a Chadwell Heath man – but he took her to a house and raped her, a court heard today.