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Former CNY Psychiatric Center employee accused of having sexual relationship with inmate

A 57-year-old Barneveld woman has been charged with sexual abuse after allegedly engaging in a sexual relationship with an incarcerated patient at the Central New York Psychiatric Center in Marcy.

Posted: Oct 8, 2021 5:05 PM
Updated: Oct 8, 2021 5:55 PM

MARCY, N.Y. -- A 57-year-old Barneveld woman has been charged with sexual abuse after allegedly engaging in a sexual relationship with an incarcerated patient at the Central New York Psychiatric Center in Marcy.

New York State Police arrested 57-year-old Linda L. Barr following an investigation into allegations from a former male patient at the psychiatric center who claimed he had a sexual relationship with an employee. Barr was a security hospital treatment assistant at the facility.

Investigators say they determined that the two started the sexual relationship in 2019 and Barr gave the patient her phone number so they could keep in contact.

She was arrested on Oct. 6 and charged with second-degree sexual abuse and promoting prison contraband, both misdemeanors.

Barr was released with an appearance ticket and is scheduled to return to court on Oct. 26.

 

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