Kansas prison dental instructor convicted on 1 of 6 charges

January 31, 2020 - 8:41 pm

A jury convicted a former Kansas prison dental instructor on one of six charges that he molested female inmates.

A Shawnee County jury on Thursday found Thomas Co guilty of unlawful sexual relations with an inmate and not guilty on five other counts. 

Prosecutors alleged Co molested six female inmates at the Topeka Correctional Facility between 2011 and 2018 while teaching them how to make dentures. 
The conviction came on a charge related to a woman whose complaints in January 2017 prompted an internal investigation that concluded Co should be fired. 


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