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Former Mercer County Home Confinement officer sentenced

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Blaine Franklin was sentenced on Friday, April 4 to 1-5 years in prison for having sex with an inmate he was responsible for. Blaine Franklin was sentenced on Friday, April 4 to 1-5 years in prison for having sex with an inmate he was responsible for.

A sentencing hearing was held on Friday fore a man who once served the community and now will be serving time.

Blaine Franklin, 25, of Princeton was sentenced to one to five years in prison on Friday, April 4. Franklin was guilty of Imposition of Sexual Acts on a Person Under Incarceration. Officials with the In July and August 2012, Franklin was having sex with a 24-year-old woman who he was responsible for as a home confinement officer.

Franklin will begin his prison term on Friday, April 11.  He will now have to register as a sex offender.