Mental health worker accused of exploiting inmate

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SPRINGFIELD — A mental health worker who was employed as a counselor at Southern State Correctional Facility in 2017 and 2018 has been accused of sexual exploitation of an inmate.

According to a press release from the Vermont State Police, Victoria H. Calogero, 31, of Springfield, was cited and is expected to appear for arraignment in Windsor Superior Court, Criminal Division, on Feb. 25. During her time of employment at SSCF, states the press release, Calogero engaged in numerous instances of sexual contact with an inmate inside the prison. Her Linked In profile states she worked at SSCF for two-and-a-half years as an employee with MHM Services, Inc., a national provider of healthcare services to state and local government agencies. According to her Linked In profile, Calogero has been a Veterans Administration readjustment counselor assigned to the community based outpatient clinic in Keene, N.H., for the past 15 months. Her profile also states she worked for 23 months as a children's outpatient therapist for Health Care & Rehabilitation Services in Springfield.

The investigation was conducted by the Vermont State Police and the Department of Corrections.

The inmate is not named in the press release.

          

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