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Kansas prison dental instructor convicted on 1 of 6 charges


January 31, 2020

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A former prison dental instructor in Kansas accused of molesting six female inmates he was teaching to make dentures has been convicted on one of six charges against him.

A Shawnee County District Court jury on Thursday found 73-year-old Thomas Co guilty of one count of unlawful sexual relations with an inmate and acquitted him of five other charges.

Prosecutors allege Co molested the inmates at the Topeka Correctional Facility between 2011 and 2018. Despite repeated complaints from inmates and state and federal auditors separately recommending he should be fired, Co c...

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