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Female prison guard charged over relationship with inmate

Detectives have charged a 52-year-old female Corrective Services NSW employee over an alleged inappropriate relationship with a former inmate at a correctional centre in the state’s Hunter Region.

In June this year, detectives from the Corrective Services Investigation Unit commenced an investigation under Strike Force Canopus, following a referral from the correctional facility over an alleged inappropriate relationship between a female employee and former male inmate.

Following extensive inquiries, officers arrested a 52-year-old woman at a home at Muswellbrook just before 10.30am yesterday.

She was taken to Muswellbrook Police Station and charged with engage in relationship with inmate cause safety risk and engage in sexual conduct compromise sentence.

Police will allege in court that the woman, who is a Service and Programs Officer for Corrective Services NSW, commenced a romantic relationship with a 56-year-old man, while he was an inmate at the facility. 

She was granted strict conditional bail to appear at Muswellbrook Local Court on Monday 21 September.

The woman’s employment has been suspended.

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