BEDFORD, N.Y. (NEWS10) – State Police say a corrections officer has been arrested after having an alleged sexual encounter with an incarcerated female.
According to authorities 38-year-old Ruben Garcia of Yonkers is being charged with two counts of Rape in the third Degree.
Officials say the DOCCS’ Office of Special Investigations contacted the State Police in February of 2015 to report an alleged sexual encounter between a female inmate and Garcia, who was employed as a Correction Officer at the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility. An investigation revealed that Garcia had engaged in sexual contact with a female inmate at the facility.
Garcia was arraigned before the Town of Bedford Court and was released on his own recognizance.
He’s scheduled to re-appear in Bedford Court in September.