DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A former prison chaplain in Ohio has been sentenced to probation for engaging in sexual conduct with a female inmate.

A judge on Tuesday rejected a request from prosecutors to sentence 53-year-old Kenneth Bozeman, of Dayton, to prison and instead opted for up to five years of probation.

Bozeman had been a chaplain at Dayton Correctional Institution, a state prison for women.

Prosecutors say an inmate told authorities in 2015 that the chaplain had engaged in sexual conduct with her.

Bozeman was charged and then convicted of sexual battery in October.

His attorney said Tuesday that the sex between the two was consensual and the sentence of probation was appropriate.