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Prison authorities investigating alleged sexual assault attempt against officer at Patuxent Institution

Prison authorities investigating alleged sexual assault attempt against officer at Patuxent Institution

Maryland prison officials are investigating an alleged assault against a correctional officer Friday at the Patuxent Institution in Jessup.

Officials said that a veteran female correctional officer reported that she was escorting a male inmate assigned to kitchen duty when the inmate shoved her into a closet and attempted to sexually assault her.

The correctional officer was taken to a local hospital for treatment. She has identified her alleged attacker, according to state officials.

Patrick Moran, president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Maryland Council 3 union — which represents correctional...

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