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Prosecutors: Jail officer had sexual contact with inmate

May 9, 2019

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a corrections officer engaged in sexual activities with an inmate at a county jail in central New Jersey.

Monmouth County prosecutors say Thomas Mauro is charged with official misconduct and criminal sexual contact.

The 41-year-old Beachwood resident was allegedly seen meeting up with the female inmate in a bathroom at the Monmouth County jail in Freehold Township on April 27. They say the pair then engaged in sexual activity.

Prosecutors say a subsequent investigation found Mauro had first met the 31-year-old Neptune City woman when she was incarcerated at the jail several years earlier. They eventually began a sexual relationship in 2013, when the woman wasn’t an inmate, but the relationship ended later that year.

It wasn’t known Thursday if Mauro has retained an attorney.