Deborah Girouard pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Wrentham District Court to charges of smuggling and aiding an inmate's escape. Prosecutors say the 44-year-old Girouard smuggled saw blades and other items into the MCI-Cedar Junction prison in Walpole to try to help 39-year-old Che Blake Sosa escape.
Sosa is serving a lengthy prison sentence for multiple rape convictions and is awaiting trial on charges that he stabbed his defense attorney in court in February 2007.
Girouard was a contract nurse at the prison. Her attorney, Tom Iovieno, didn't immediately respond to a message seeking comment.