Correctional officer charged with sexually assaulting inmate in Edmonton prison

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A man who worked as a correctional program officer is accused of sexually assaulting an inmate at the federal Edmonton Institution for Women.

Edmonton police say the suspect is alleged to have confined and sexually assaulted a female inmate in January 2022.

Police say in a statement Friday that they received a report of the assault in August.

Peter Wolf, who is 55, was arrested and charged Tuesday with sexual assault, unlawful confinement and breach of trust by a public officer.

Wolf is to appear in court on April 11.

The Correctional Service Canada website says the Edmonton Institution for Women was built as a minimum, medium and maximum security facility to address the unique needs of female offenders and bring them closer to their home communities.

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