Former prison guard from Brewster to be sentenced for sex with inmate

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) – A Brewster, N.Y., man who is a former guard at the federal prison in Danbury is set to be sentenced for having sex with a female inmate and plotting with her to kill his wife.

Michael Rudkin is scheduled to appear in federal court in New Haven this afternoon. He faces up to 10 years in prison after having pleaded guilty last August to sexual abuse of a ward and attempted murder for hire.

Prosecutors say Rudkin and the inmate had a sexual relationship from October 2007 to January 2008. They say he promised to pay her $5,000 to arrange for his wife’s murder.

They say Rudkin also asked the inmate to wait until he could reinstate a life insurance policy on his wife. Prosecutors say investigators learned of the plot before any harm came to Rudkin’s wife.


Prison officer trio charged over alleged assault

Three Queensland prison officers have been charged over an alleged indecent assault of another officer.

The charges relate to an alleged incident at the Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) Academy, a QCS spokesman said.

The male officers will appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on January 27 to face a number of indecent assault charges.