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June 13, 2016

Press Release

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE
               
CASE#:                  16D100321
TROOPER:           Detective Sergeant Tyson Kinney- Bureau of Criminal Investigation                         
STATION:            Brattleboro Barracks   
CONTACT#:        1-802-254-2382
DATE/TIME:        December 25, 2015
LOCATION:         33 Cottage Avenue, Springfield, Vermont 05065
VIOLATION:        Sexual Exploitation of an Inmate              

VICTIM #1:          Victims of Sexual Exploitation are not identified due to the sensitive nature of the investigation.
AGE:                      31 y/o male
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: 

ACCUSED #1:     Rebecca Parker
AGE:                      39 y/o
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Springfield, Vermont

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

On February 9, 2016, Vermont State Police were contacted by the Vermont Department of Corrections regarding a report of sexual misconduct between a staff member and an inmate. It had been reported a contracted dialysis nurse, who was identified as Rebecca Parker, age 39, of Springfield, Vermont had been involved in a sexual relationship with a 31 y/o male inmate (Victims of Sexual Exploitation are not identified due to the sensitive nature of the investigation), who was being housed at the Southern State Correctional Facility in Springfield, Vermont.

During the investigation and with cooperation with the Vermont Department of Corrections, State Police seized a large amount of emails and recorded phone calls exchanged between both Parker and the Inmate.

On June 1, 2016 Parker was issued a citation and ordered to abide by Conditions of Release. She was issued a citation to appear in Vermont Superior Court- Windsor Criminal Division on July 12, 2016 at 0800 am, to answer the charges of Sexual Exploitation of an Inmate.

COURT ACTION:  Yes
COURT DATE: July 12, 2016 at 0800 hours              
COURT: Vermont Superior Court; Windsor Criminal Division
LODGED – LOCATION: N/A         
BAIL:  N/A
MUG SHOT:  Yes- See Below