GOWANDA, NY – New York State Police arrested Jessica Fries, 29, a cook in the Gowanda Correctional Facility, and charged her with third-degree rape and official misconduct.
The arrest came on January 13 after a three-month joint investigation with the New York State State Department of Corrections Inspector General's Office, troopers said in a statement released Saturday.
The investigation was prompted in October by an anonymous letter alleging that Fries was having inappropriate sexual relationships with inmates.
Fries was arrested at her home in Dayton. She was processed at the State Police barracks in Collins and released, and is due in Collins Town Court.