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Marcy correction officer accused of having sexual relationship with inmate

30-year-old Stephanie Sampson of Utica (Photo provided by New York State Police)

A female correction officer at Marcy Correctional Facility is facing a felony rape charge after she allegedly had a sexual relationship with an inmate, according to New York State Police.

Posted: Sep 10, 2018 2:22 PM
Updated: Sep 10, 2018 2:33 PM

MARCY – A female correction officer at Marcy Correctional Facility is facing a felony rape charge after she allegedly had a sexual relationship with an inmate, according to New York State Police.

Stephanie Sampson, 30, of Utica, is charged with felony third-degree rape, misdemeanor official misconduct, and misdemeanor second-degree promoting prison contraband.

Police say Sampson, who is currently a correction officer trainee, is accused of providing alcohol to an inmate and having a sexual relationship with an inmate at Marcy Correctional Facility.

Sampson was taken into custody and transported to the Oneida County Jail for arraignment. The arrest followed a joint investigation by state police and the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision’s Office of Special Investigations.

Police say the investigation is continuing.

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