NEWARK - (AP) - A New Jersey corrections officer is chargedwith sexually assaulting a woman at the prison where he works.

The Essex County Prosecutor's Office says Northern StateCorrections Officer Devere Hatchett was taken into custody Thursdayevening at a motel in Union.

Hatchett is charged with sexually assaulting a female contractemployee at the prison in Newark.

Hatchett is held at the Essex County Correctional Facility on$100,000 bail. It is not immediately known if he has retained alawyer.