Crime

Former Rockview prison employee gets probation in relationship with inmate

Aerial photograph of Rockview State Prison grounds. January 12, 2006.
Aerial photograph of Rockview State Prison grounds. January 12, 2006. Nabil K. Mark

A former employee at Rockview state prison was sentenced to probation Friday over a romantic relationship with an inmate at the facility.

Rebecca Zong, 28, of Boalsburg, was charged with felony institutional sexual assault and misdemeanor indecent exposure in November. Zong pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor count in May and prosecutors chose not to pursue the felony charge, according to court documents.

Judge Jonathan D. Grine sentenced Zong to two years’ probation Friday. Pennsylvania Department of Corrections spokeswoman Susan Bensinger said in November that Zong was suspended from her job after charges were filed.

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