A federal prison guard has been arrested after it became known that she was impregnated by an inmate convicted of killing two New York City police detectives.
Reports indicated that correction officer Nancy Gonzalez, 29, who is a federal Bureau of Prisons officer, was taken into custody on Tuesday morning at her home in Huntington, Long Island.
Her arrest came after police received word that she had been involved in an prohibited relationship with Ronell Wilson. Wilson had been in prison since 2003 after he was convicted of shooting two undercover NYPD detectives during a gun sting that went bad on Staten Island.
Police charged Gonzalez with sexual abuse and a number of other charges stemming form the inappropriate relationship.
Gonzalez was a guard at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Sunset Park, Brooklyn and she allegedly was involved in a sexual relationship with Wilson for a number of months, given that Gonzalez is nearly eight months pregnant, as reported by ABC News
"I took a chance because I was so vulnerable and wanted to be loved and now I am carrying his child … Why not give him a child as far as giving him some kind of hope," Gonzalez said in a criminal complaint.
Reports also indicated that it was other inmates, who saw the inappropriate behavior, that first reported the relationship to prison authorities.
Court documents revealed that other inmates saw Gonzalez standing in front of Wilson's cell, with the door open and Wilson was standing in the doorway "with his pants down, exposing his genitals."
In 2007, Wilson was sentenced to death after a federal jury found him guilty of murdering two NYPD detectives during a 2003 undercover gun sting, but an appeals court reversed the death sentence on procedural grounds in 2010.
Gonzalez faces a statutory maximum of 15 years in prison if convicted, officials said.