Correctional officer charged with sexually assaulting inmate in Edmonton prison

EDMONTON — 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.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 3, 2023.

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