The wife of Trump’s ethics lawyer, advisor and friend has been arrested after Police in Virginia say they found her having sex with an inmate outside of a county jail.
Teresa Burchfield, 53 is accused of providing the prisoner with contraband items including cigarettes, vitamins and clothing. The prisoner who is 23 years old and hasn’t been named is said to have “trustee status” and as such was allowed to work inside and outside the adult correctional centre in Fauquier County according to reports by the Fauquier Times.
A criminal complaint says thatBurchfield and the inmate were having sex when they were caught in the backseat by a deputy, according to the Fauquier Times.
The Fauquier Sheriff’s office gave a statement regarding the arrest:
“During the investigation on Tuesday afternoon, September 5, 2017, detectives discovered an inmate and a female in the rear seat of a vehicle in a parking lot adjacent to the detention center facility,” the sheriff’s office said in a press release. “The inmate was found in possession of suspected vitamin supplement pills and other unauthorized articles alleged to have been obtained from the female.”
The items included “clothing, cigarettes and suspected over the counter vitamin supplements,” the sheriff’s office said.
Teresa Burchfield, of McClean, Virginia was charged with wilfully delivering unauthorized articles to a confined prisoner,a class 1 misdemeanor, and released on a $5,000 secured bond, the Sheriff’s office said.
She faces up to 12 months in jail and a fine of up to $2,500 if found guilty, according to state law.
Teresa Burchfield and her husband could not be reached for comment and have not issued statements regarding the issue. However, according to online records, the accused will be expected to appear at Fauquier General District Court at 11:30 1m Friday for her arraignment.
Teresa Burchfield was arrested on September 5th 2017 according to the County Sheriff’s office. The press release by the Sheriff’s office does not give details about the nature of relationship between Mrs Burchfield and the inmate.
Further details were however provided by the Fauquier Times which obtained court documents filed by police and prosecutors.