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Oshkosh prison worker accused of sexually assaulting inmate

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — A corrections employee is accused of having sexual contact with an inmate at the Oshkosh prison.

Thirty-eight-year-old April Paulsen is charged with second-degree sexual assault by a correctional staff. Paulsen is also accused of giving the inmate nude photos of herself.

Acting on a tip, prison security and Oshkosh police began an investigation on May 11, about a month after Paulsen had begun working at the prison. A criminal complaint says both the inmate and Paulsen had worked in the kitchen.

The Oshkosh Correctional Institution is a medium-security prison with about 2,000 inmates. Court records do not list an attorney for Paulsen. She is due back in court August 6.

The state Department of Corrections says Paulsen is no longer employed at the prison and that it has no tolerance for sexual harassment or sexual abuse.

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