Teeka Perkins, 44, of Monticello has been charged with felony rape in the third degree and the misdemeanors of promoting prison contraband and official misconduct.

Perkins, a corrections officer assigned to the Woodbourne Correctional Facility in Fallsburg, was arrested after a month-long investigation by the New York State Police and the NYS Department of Corrections. The investigation included searches of the inmate's cell and Perkins' residence, which turned up evidence that Perkins was involved in a sexual relationship with an inmate.

Perkins was arraigned and remanded to the Sullivan County Jail on a $25,000 bail or bond. She has been suspended without pay pending the outcome of the court proceedings.

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