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Prison guard charged with having sex with inmates

May 15, 2019

SCITUATE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island prison guard has been has been charged with having sex with several inmates.

Rhode Island State Police on Wednesday announced that 40-year-old Collins Umoh, of Warwick, has sexual relations with three female inmates on seven different occasions between July 2017 and August.

The inmates were all being held at the Gloria McDonald Women’s Facility on the grounds of the Adult Correctional Institutions.

Umoh was arrested Tuesday and was arraigned in Superior Court. He was released on $20,000 bond.

Umoh has been a correctional officer for approximately 11 years. He has been on paid administrative leave since August when the allegations of sexual misconduct were first reported.

It wasn’t clear if he had an attorney.

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