State corrections officer charged with having sex with Bedford Hills inmate

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BEDFORD – A 38-year-old male corrections officer at the Bedford
Hills Correctional Facility for woman has been arrested on a charge that
he had sex with a female inmate.

State Police at the Somers arrested Ruben Garcia of Yonkers on Thursday
and charged him with felony rape since by law, prisoners may not engage
in sexual activity with employees.

The encounter at the prison allegedly occurred on February and investigated
by the State Police and the State Department of Corrections and Community
Supervision’s Office of Special Investigations.

Garcia was released on his own recognizance pending a future court appearance
next month.