York inmate charged with assaulting another inmate
East Lyme ― An inmate at the Janet S. York Correctional Center faces several charges in connection with an assault that seriously injured another inmate last August, according to state police.
Victoria D. Rivera, 29, an inmate at York, was charged Monday with second-degree breach of peace, third-degree assault, second-degree strangulation and fourth-degree sexual assault in connection with the Aug. 31 incident. Police said Rivera remains in custody at York and was presented in New London Superior Court Monday on the charges.
Police said they were called to Lawrence + Memorial Hospital in New London on Aug. 31 to meet with the victim of a reported assault at the prison. The victim was listed as a 47-year-old inmate at the prison.
Police said the victim sustained “serious but non-life-threatening injuries to her head and face,” and also told police Rivera allegedly attempted to sexually assault her. State police detectives investigated and obtained a warrant for Rivera’s arrest.