Hearing for Correctional Officer Continues in Scranton

Published 06/13 2014 12:14PM

Updated 06/13 2014 12:23PM

Scranton, Lackawanna County- The hearing for 50-year-old Joseph Black of Dickson City resumed Friday morning after it was abruptly halted two-weeks ago

 Black's hearing came to a sudden stop May 28th.
  That's when one of the women who claims she was sexually assaulted by black behind bars collapsed in court.
  Joseph Black faces 22 different counts.
  He was arrested in January after a more than two year Lackawanna County Grand Jury investigation.
  He is accused of having sexual contact with several female inmates inside the Lackawanna County prison while he was on the job.
  Prosecutors say Black would provide some female inmates special treatment in exchange for sexual favors.

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