Thea Digiammerino

Former Prison Nurse Charged With Sexually Assaulting Inmate

A former nurse at Corrigan-Radgowski Correctional Center in Uncasville is accused of sexually assaulting an inmate.

Connecticut State Police said 46-year-old Dana Gibson turned herself in on an active arrest warrant Wednesday. According to the arrest warrant application, Gibson was a registered nurse employed by UConn Health and assigned to the Radgowski Correctional Facility under Correctional Managed Health Care (CMHC).

The arrest warrant application states at a male inmate told investigators he was having a relationship with Gibson in March, and that the relationship had been going on for five or six months. The inmate said the relationship started when he was assigned as a worker in the medical unit. According to the documents, the victim said he came forward because “he was tired of looking over his shoulder and worrying about what would happen,” and that he wanted to end the relationship but did not know how. The victim told police he and Gibson never had intercourse, but had other sexual contact.

When approached by investigators, Gibson admitted to having a relationship with the inmate, but denied there was sexual contact when she learned State Police would be notified. She also opted to resign from state service, the warrant said.

Investigators discovered phone calls and letters exchanged between Gibson and the inmate. In some of the recorded phone calls, Gibson discussed oral sex, according to the warrant application. After several interviews, Gibson admitted to sexual contact with the victim, the warrant states.

Gibson is charged with second-degree sexual assault. She turned herself into police and was released on a $25,000 bond. She is due in court on May 24, 2018.

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