Prison Employee Sentenced for Sexually Abusing Inmate

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    A prison employee has been sentenced to five months in prison for sexually abusing an inmate in Danbury.

    Steven Wolff, 46, of the Bronx, N.Y., pleaded guilty in August to sexual abuse of a ward.

    Authorities said Wolff was employed as a utilities systems repair operator foreman by the Federal Bureau of Prisons when he engaged in sexual acts with a female inmate at the prison.

    On several occasions in 2011, Wolff and the victim met in the boiler area and engaged in sexual intercourse, according to prosecutors.

    Wolff provided contraband including hair dye, candy, greeting cards and over-the-counter medication to the inmate and contraband to another inmate who acted as a lookout, authorities said.

    He was sentenced to five months in prison, followed by five years of supervised released.

    He was also ordered to serve the first five months of his supervised release in home confinement under electronic monitoring.