3rd correction officer charged with sexually assaulting inmate at York Correctional Center

Associated Press

A third correction officer has been charged with sexually assaulting an inmate inside Connecticut's prison for women.

Police say 34-year-old Kareem Dawson turned himself in Tuesday to face one count of second-degree sexual assault.

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Forty-seven-year-old Jeffery Bromely, of Niantic, and 44-year-old Matthew Gillette, of Groton, were charged earlier this year and have since been fired.

All three worked in the same unit at the York Correctional Institution.

Police began investigating after a 28-year-old former inmate told them she had sex with several guards while being housed in a unit for participants in a drug program.

The Correction Department says Dawson is being placed on administrative leave. A phone call to a number listed for Dawson seeking comment Wednesday went unanswered.

He is due in Superior Court on July 16.