KGMB9 News has learned a worker at the women's prison has been charged with sex assault.
Anthony Clare is a substance abuse counselor accused of having sexual contact with a male inmate while working at Waiawa Correctional Facility in May.
Clare was reassigned to the women's prison while the state investigated. Now that he's charged, the state says Clare will likely be removed from the job and put on leave with pay.
"The policy is that there is absolutely no tolerance for any type of contact with the inmate population of a sexual nature," said public safety director Frank Lopes.
Clare is considered a civilian employee. He's charged with two counts of third-degree sex assault and faces up to five years in prison if convicted.