Police investigate hospital sex allegations

April 17, 2009 4:34:35 AM PDT
According to a police investigation, there are allegations that three employees at Dorothea Dix had sex with female prisoners who worked at the facility.The State Bureau of Investigation is investigating and three male employees were fired Thursday.

Department of Health and Human Services spokesperson Renee McCoy said an internal investigation of the charges continues. She said officials determined the employees enabled the inmates to set up bank accounts, access e-mail and make unauthorized phone calls.

Correction Department spokesman Keith Acree said 13 inmates from the Raleigh Correctional Center for Women had been working at the hospital. All inmates have been removed from those assignments.