LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- For the second time in less than a week, a former Blackburn Correctional Complex employee has been charged with raping an inmate.
The Kentucky Department of Corrections said 48-year-old Bernadette Luttrell is accused of having a sexual relationship with an inmate from May until June when she resigned from the department. Luttrell is charged with third-degree rape and first- and second-degree official misconduct.
The agency said Luttrell was a production coordinator at Blackburn, working in the prison's mattress plant. She joined the department in 1998 and became an office coordinator with Kentucky Correctional Industries, a division of the department, in 2007.
Corrections officials said Blackburn opened an internal investigation June 24.
Another former Blackburn worker, 37-year-old Jennifer Wiseman, was charged last week with rape and official misconduct and pleaded not guilty.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.