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Attica prison cook charged with sexual abuse, official misconduct

A cook at Attica Correctional Facility has been charged with official misconduct and misdemeanor sexual abuse, according to the State Police.

Joann Thompson, 53, of the village of Wyoming, is accused of having an unlawful personal relationship with an inmate, troopers said. She has been suspended without pay, according to the state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision.

Thompson was arrested Wednesday following an investigation by the State Police and the corrections agency, police said. She was issued an appearance ticket for Attica Town Court.

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