Counselor Facing Charges at Lackawanna County Prison


(WBRE/WYOU-TV) Another worker in the Lackawanna County Prison system has been charged with sexual assault – this time a female counselor.  

36-year-old Samantha Heinrich of Sweet Valley was charged with two counts of institutional sexual assault.

Investigators say she abused her authority as a counselor at the prison

 According to court documents, Heinrich harassed, stalked and sexually assaulted two male inmates over a four year period from 2013.

Last year a grand jury investigation into the sexual abuse at the prison resulted in charges being filed against seven corrections officers accused of abusing female inmates.

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