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Ex-prison worker's defense: Touching wasn't consensual


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas prison dental instructor accused of molesting female inmates is seeking to have the charges against him dismissed, arguing that the law he's charged with breaking requires consent and he's accused of touching the women without their consent.

Prosecutors allege that Tomas Co molested five female inmates at the Topeka Correctional Facility between 2011 and 2018 while teaching them how to make dentures.

Co, who has been fired, is charged with five felony counts of unlawful sexual relations, which is defined as "engaging in consensual sexual intercourse, lewd fond...

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