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Correctional officer charged following assault of male inmate at Cessnock

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A Correctional officer will appear before court next month after being charged with the alleged assault of a male inmate at Cessnock.

It’s believed the incident arose at the Shortland Correctional Centre in January this year.

The matter was referred to detectives from the Corrective Services Investigation Unit (CSIU), who began inquiries into the circumstances surrounding the event.

As a result, a 46-year-old man was arrested at Wyong Police Station on Monday 18 March.

He was charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm and threat/cause injury/harm to prevent information to police.

The man was given conditional bail to appear before Cessnock Local Court on Wednesday 3 April.

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