A nurse from Springfield, Vermont has been charged with sexual exploitation of an inmate at the correctional facility in town. According to Vermont State Police, 39-year old Rebecca Parker had been involved in a sexual relationship with a 31-year old inmate, whose identity is withheld because of the nature of sexual exploitation cases.
Vermont State Police were contacted by the State Department of Corrections on February 9th of this year, reporting sexual misconduct between a staff member and an inmate at the Southern State Correctional Facility. Authorities launched an investigation and VSP were able to collect a large number of emails and recorded phone calls exchanged between Parker and the unidentified inmate.
From the investigation, police deduced that Parker was the responsible suspect from the report in February and on June 1st, she was issued a citation and ordered to abide by conditions of release.
Parker will appear in Windsor Superior Court on Tuesday, July 12th to answer to the charge.