A former correctional facilities nurse is charged with trying to tamper with witnesses in her rape case.
The Montana Standard reports 45-year-old Tisha Brunell of Anaconda is charged with felony solicitation to tamper with witnesses. Her bond was revoked.
Anaconda-Deer Lodge County prosecutors charged Brunell with having sexual contact with three inmates while she worked at facilities that treated people convicted of felony DUIs and those facing return to prison for violating parole.
She pleaded not guilty in March to four counts of felony sexual intercourse without consent, six counts of felony transfer of illegal articles and 43 misdemeanor counts of unauthorized communications.
The new charge, filed in late July, alleges Brunell contacted one of the victims and tried to get him to convince a witness to change his testimony.