Correctional officer charged with sex assault

NIANTIC, Conn. (WTNH) — For now, 46-year-old Jeff Bromley is not supervising inmates at the York Correctional Institution, the only prison in the state which houses women inmates. The Department of Corrections says an investigation began after a complaint about alleged sexual misconduct by the correction officer at the Niantic prison.

The DOC says Bromley was first hired in December 1999, but he has now been put on paid administrative leave after being charged with sexual assault.

“Mr. Bromley voluntarily surrendered himself to state police,” said Lt. J. Paul Vance, spokesperson for the Connecticut State Police. “He was processed. He’s been charged with sexual assault in the second degree.”

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That state statute includes acts in which the accused “engages in sexual intercourse with another person.” It goes on to describe a situation in which the “other person is in custody of law… and the actor has supervisory or disciplinary authority over such other person.”

Lt. Vance wouldn’t specify if that was the case here. News 8 tried to contact the correctional officer, but his phone number was no longer in service.

Lt. Vance says details of the three-month investigation are not being released right now because investigators are still working the case. He does not expect further arrests or charges.

“Certainly, we want to finish the entire investigation before we are able to put the case closed stamp on it,” said Lt. Vance.

Bromley was released on a $15,000 bond. He is due in New London Superior Court Feb. 19.

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