A female prison officer has been accused of bedding an inmate in a series of behind-bars romps.
Tasheena Majors, 42, has been charged with sexual assault after an apparent year-long affair with a jailbird.
The steamy rendezvous are regarded as criminal as prison staff have responsibility for lags, much like teachers and students.
Authorities in Newark, U.S have started probing the affair after it became known.
NJ.com reports that the senior officer has been charged with the sexual assault of a state prison inmate.
Officials revealed to the station that Majors faces a charge of second-degree sexual assault for the encounters with a Northern State Prison inmate, according to the state Attorney General’s Office.
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The Attorney General’s Office said in a statement: “Between November 2019 and December 2020, Majors had sexual intercourse with a male inmate in Northern State Prison over whom she had supervisory or disciplinary power by virtue of her status as a senior correctional police officer.”
According to reports the prison officer, of Newark, had worked at Northern State Prison and was racking in $79,576 a year for her senior role having joined in 2007.
The charge came after a joint investigation by the Attorney General’s Office of Public Integrity and Accountability, and Corrections Department special investigations division, which handles allegations of misconduct by officers.
Northern State Prison, located near Newark airport, houses 2,389 inmates at a range of security levels.
Her Facebook page, which contained several shots of her posing and for the camera, has since been taken down.
NJ.com says representatives for the Department of Corrections did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment and no defence attorney had yet been listed for Majors.
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