A correctional officer at the Sussex Community Correctional Center in Georgetown was charged Tuesday with engaging in a sexual relationship with a female inmate.
State police said they arrested 49-year-old Dover resident Daniel L. Mann, following an investigation into his alleged relationship with a work release inmate at Sussex Community Correctional Center.
Mann, who has worked as a correctional officer for more than 20 years, is charged with three counts of sexual relations in a detention facility.
Following his arrest, Mann initially was held at Sussex Correctional Institution in Georgetown before being transferred to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in Wilmington. He was released on a $4,500 bail Wednesday, prison officials said.
Mann is currently on paid leave pending an administrative hearing, according to state department of corrections spokesman John Painter.
Detectives began investigating Mann on June 29 after the 22-year-old female inmate told prison officials that she had been involved in a sexual relationship with the correctional officer since early March, police said.
The woman reportedly told police she and Mann began a friendly relationship shortly after she entered the work release program at Sussex Correctional Institution on March 7.