Correctional Facility Nurse Accused of Sexual Relationship with Inmate

Alberto Rodriguez/Telemundo

A nurse at a Vermont prison has been accused of having a sexual relationship with a 31-year-old inmate.

Rebecca Parker, of Springfield, a contracted dialysis nurse at the Southern State Correctional Facility in Springfield, is scheduled to appear in court on July 12 on a charge of sexual exploitation of an inmate.

State police said they were contacted by the state Corrections Department on Feb. 9 regarding a report of sexual misconduct between the 39-year-old Parker and the inmate. The encounter allegedly happened on Christmas.

Police said they seized many emails and recorded phone calls between Parker and the inmate, whose name has not been released.

It wasn't immediately known if Parker had a lawyer. A message was left at a listed phone number Monday.

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