Former Ariz. corrections officer pleads not guilty

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By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas

PHOENIX (AP) -- A former Arizona Department of Corrections officer accused of having sex with an inmate in the back of a state prison van has pleaded not guilty.

A Maricopa County Superior Court spokesman says 26-year-old Anthony James Marotta entered his plea Tuesday.

Marotta faces two counts of unlawful sexual conduct with an inmate.

The Department of Corrections says Marotta resigned Dec. 31.

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