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EXCLUSIVE | Prison officer charged with sexual assault

Ray Hadley has exclusively revealed a prison guard from the New South Wales central west has been charged with sexual assault.

The guard, Timothy Thornton, from Wellington Correctional Centre is also accused of unauthorised weapons offences.

He’s understood to be the same guard who was caught lounging on a hospital bed during the escort of a medium-security inmate.

The prisoner was receiving treatment at Dubbo Base Hospital when Thornton was caught lounging around on camera.

NSW Corrections Minister David Elliott has confirmed to Ray a prison guard has been charged with sexual assault.

Thornton has been charged at a local police station and has been granted bail.

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