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Barneveld Woman Charged After Having Sexual Relationship With Psychiatric Center Inmate

On October 6, 2021, State Police arrested Linda L. Barr, age 57 from Barneveld, NY for Sexual Abuse 2nd degree, a class “A” misdemeanor, and Promoting Prison Contraband 2nddegree, a class “A” misdemeanor.

Barr, a former Security Hospital Treatment Assistant (SHTA), was charged following an investigation conducted by State Police and the NYS Justice Center into allegations of a former male patient/incarcerated individual at the CNY Psychiatric Center Forensic Center in Marcy having a sexual relationship with an employee at the center.

The investigation has determined in 2019, Barr began a sexual relationship with the incarcerated individual and shared her personal phone number to keep in contact with him.

Barr was issued an appearance ticket and is scheduled to appear in the town of Marcy Court on October 26, 2021, at 4 p.m.

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