Five correctional officers have been charged after a inmate was allegedly assaulted by five correctional officers inside a provincial detention Centre in Toronto.

Six correctional officers allegedly assaulted the person at the Toronto South Detention Centre in Etobicoke on Dec. 20, Toronto police said in a news release issued Friday.

Police said the five men were arrested and charged with one count of aggravated assault, while the sixth man is expected be charged at a later date.

They are scheduled to appear in court on April 20.