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New Lisbon prison staff charges Elroy woman with sexual assault
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April Stokes - photo by Contributed photo

An Elroy woman has been charged with two counts of second degree sexual assault by a correctional facility staff.

April Stokes, 36,  is also charged with three counts of delivering illegal articles to an inmate.

Stokes was working at the New Lisbon Correctional Institution (NLCI) as a nurse.

According to the criminal complaint, the New Lisbon Police Department received a call from NLCI about a report of an employee having sexual relations with prisoners and bringing them contraband.

When interviewed by investigators, Stokes said she had been in a relationship with two of the prisoners, but said she never did anything physically beyond hugs and kisses. She admitted to sending letters using a fake name and bringing in cell phones and tobacco to the prison.

Stokes’ initial appearance is scheduled for 9 a.m. April 6 in Juneau County Court.