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Seventh jail officer pleads guilty in BGF case

A Baltimore jail corrections officer who had a sexual relationship with two incarcerated gang members pleaded guilty Tuesday to her role in a major smuggling network at the facility.

Kimberly Dennis, 26, is the seventh officer to plead guilty in the case, in which federal authorities alleged that the Black Guerrilla Family gang ran a sophisticated operation smuggling drugs, tobacco and cell phones in the Baltimore City Detention Center.

Dennis had sexual relationships with alleged gang member Derius Duncan and another inmate who has not been charged in the case. Dennis also helped Duncan, as well as alleged senior gang member Joseph Young obtain contraband, according to her plea agreement. Young and Duncan have pleaded not guilty to the charges against them.

In addition to the seven officers, three other defendants in the case have pleaded guilty to racketeering charges, including the gang's overall leader at the jail, Tavon White.

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