Perfect for a Saturday in NY: A lovely, married head doctor accused of having sex with a prisoner! Psychologist Madgalena Sanchez was arraigned at Brooklyn Federal Court yesterday for having sex with an inmate under her care - and lying to the Department of Justice about it!
The 35-year-old, who is married to a Lehman Brother equities trader and lives at Trump Place, was charged with "with sexual abuse of a ward who was “under [her] custodial, supervisory and disciplinary authority” and with making false statements to an agent from the Department of Justice inspector general’s office," according to the Post.
The Daily News reports that "Court papers do not specify where in the jail she and the prisoner allegedly had their rendezvous, or whether he's the one who ratted her out." Sanchez had worked at the Metropolitan Detention Center between September 2005 and February 2006, when she resigned. The News also kindly called Sanchez's husband's relatives to ask them what they thought; on said, "I wasn't even aware of it. Thank you for the information."
Sanchez got her MA in Clinical Psychology from the New School and previously volunteered at Bellevue as an interpreter. Described as a "looker" by the News and "beautiful" by the Post, Sanchez was released on conditions that she undergo substance abuse treatment, mental health counseling, and be subject to random home and work visits. And she posted the $100,000 bail herself.
And a fun fact: Sanchez and her husband live in the same building as former Miss USA Tara Conner. That is some fun building.