Ex-NY Jail Kitchen Supervisor Admits Having Sex With Inmates
CANTON, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say the former kitchen supervisor for a northern New York jail has pleaded guilty to having sex with several inmates who worked for her.
New York Attorney General Letitia James announced Tuesday that Jennifer Parker pleaded guilty to criminal sexual act and official misconduct for admitting to having sex with multiple inmates. Under state law, inmates are incapable of consent.
Parker was head cook at the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility in Canton from August 2010 until she resigned last June. James says Parker managed civilian employees and inmates who worked in the kitchen.
She was arrested last December and initially charged in a 16-count indictment that included felony counts of rape.
The investigation was conducted by the attorney general's office and state police.
Sentencing is scheduled for May 20.