A prison nurse told police a convicted rapist tried to have sex with her in his cell then told her he had filmed it on a hidden camera in a bid to blackmail her.
Karen Cosford, 47, alleged that lifer Brian McBride raped her in a tea room at Wakefield Prison and also attempted to her rape her again in his cell.
Cosford is accused of having a sexual relationship with Brian McBride at the maximum security jail.
Leeds Crown Court heard transcripts of a police interview in which Cosford said McBride had blackmailed her into pretending to be in a relationship with him.
She told officers that he had threatened her and had people on the outside that could harm her and her family including her young son.
In interview Cosford said: “I had no choice in the matter. The man was in essence blackmailing me. I felt like my life was at risk, my son’s life was at risk.
“He convinced me that these people would have access to shotguns. My life was at risk.”
Cosford, of Normanton, near Wakefield, is charged with having a sexual relationship with a prisoner, failing to tell authorities he had a mobile phone and supplying McBride with mobile top up vouchers. She denies all charges. Three of her medical centre colleagues also face various misconduct charges.