(POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL) — A female correctional officer is due in court on March 20 to face rape charges after she allegedly had a sexual relationship with an inmate, police said.

According to police, Tyshinia Love Brewster, 39, of the City of Poughkeepsie, is charged with third-degree rape, a felony, and official misconduct, a misdemeanor.

Brewster has worked at the Downstate Correctional Facility in the Town of FishKill for the past seven and a half years. Brewster has allegedly been sexually involved with an inmate at the facility since 2010, police said.

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