A healthcare officer told a jury she walked in on a colleague apparently having sex with a prisoner and did not report it because she did not want to get her into trouble.
Carolyn Falloon said she was shocked to see Karen Cosford with Brian McBride in a staff room at the health centre in Wakefield Prison. “It looked like they were having sex.”
Cosford did not say anything but McBride “started laughing and asked me if I was a voyeur and did I like to watch,” she told Leeds Crown Court.
Falloon said she walked out and did not tell anyone. “I didn’t know what to say.
“She was a colleague with a small child, I just never mentioned it.
“I did not want to get her into trouble. At the time I didn’t know what to do really.”
Earlier Cosford, a prison nurse told the jury she was not consenting to sex with McBride but was being raped by him and was too terrified of threats against her and family to tell anyone. “I did what he wanted.”
Cosford, 47 and Falloon, 50, both from Wakefield deny misconduct in a public office along with two other colleagues in the health centre.