BURGAW, NC (WWAY) -- A former Pender County detention officer has been ordered into a sex offender treatment program after pleading guilty today.
Deputies arrested Sherwood Anthony Pickett last summer. The victim was an inmate who showed up late for serving a weekend jail sentence. He was told to go home. Pickett followed him home and solicited sexual favors in exchange for fixing jail records.
Pickett pleaded guilty to extortion and solicitation of crimes against nature. The judge suspended his 16 to 20 month sentence for four years.