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A former prison officer has received a suspended prison sentence after a relationship with the son of a Ghanaian High Court judge serving a life sentence for murder led to her having a child.
Kathryn Trevor, 29, from Kent, was in a relationship with a Ghanaian citizen, David Quartey, at HMP Maidstone between February 21, 2020 and September 25, 2021.
A court has heard that Trevor had s*x with Quartey in his cell while he was locked up in Kent prison and gave birth to his son in August last year.
She used an alias to contact Quartey while he was off duty and was sharing information with his family abroad.
Quartey had a cell phone in unlawful possession on which she was saved in his contact list as ‘My true love’.
Trevor also knew that the prisoner was in possession of the illegal mobile phone and contacted him through it, instead of reporting it to prison security.
She is said to have “fallen under his spell” a year after returning to work following allegations of an affair with another inmate.
Prison officer Kathryn Trevor, 29, had a relationship with the inmate for a year and a half, which resulted in her having her child.
David Quartey was sentenced to life in prison in 2008 for stabbing his legal guardian to death.
When her relationship with Quartey was investigated, she told a colleague that she became “too emotionally involved” with the prisoners.
Quartey, now in his early 30s, had been jailed for life in August 2008 after stabbing his guardian, 54-year-old consultant pediatrician Victoria Anyetei, more than 50 times in the driveway of her home in Dartford, Kent, in 2007.
This amounted to willful misconduct and dereliction of duty in public office.
Prosecutor Sarah Lindop told Maidstone Crown Court that Trevor was working in the wing where Quartey was staying when she was alerted to the category C prison in October 2020 that she was having an affair with an inmate.
Ms Lindop said that because of the earlier allegations in 2019, which led to Trevor being fired but later reinstated after an appeal found there was insufficient evidence to support those claims, intelligence suggests another s*xual relationship was taken “particularly.” really”.
She then informed her bosses in March of last year that she was pregnant and was removed from Quartey’s wing. However, this led to her allowed calls being monitored to see if they were in contact.
Ms Lindop said they were translated and revealed that her family in Ghana, including her father David Quartey Snr, acted as “sort of a go-between” between Quartey and Trevor, who passed on information to them, including a phone number on which her lover inmate could contact her.
Arrested and Charged
Trevor was charged with two counts of willful dereliction of duty/willful misconduct while in public office on March 3, and pleaded guilty to both charges at Maidstone Crown Court on April 29.
She appeared in the same court on Monday where she was sentenced to a total of 20 months in prison, suspended for two years.
Judge Catherine Moore told her that she “narrowly escaped” being sent to prison solely because of the impact such punishment would have on her young child.
“In most cases, almost inevitably, there are factors that indicate that it would not be appropriate to suspend a sentence in a case like this,” she told the sobbing mother.
‘It is not only necessary to punish but also to deter others who seek to exploit the position of power they have over prisoners.
“I make it very clear that were it not for her son’s position and her son’s age, the sentence would have been immediate custody,” she told the sobbing mother.
Detective Constable Nick Gossage, of the South East Regional Prison Intelligence Team (SERPIT) anti-corruption team, said: “Trevor was hired to ensure the security and good order of the prison in which she worked.
“Her behavior of hers over an extended period of time undermined this, putting her colleagues and prisoners at risk.
“His condemnation of her should serve as a reminder to those in a position of power who trust that she should not be abused and that action will be taken against them if they act in this way.”