Prison officer accused of having sex with inmate

PORTAGE, Wis. (AP) – A corrections officer at the Columbia Correctional Institution is accused of having sex with an inmate and giving him snacks and magazines.

The Columbia County Sheriff’s Department says the 45-year-old Portage woman is likely to be charged with multiple felony counts of second-degree sexual assault of an inmate, delivery of articles to inmates and misconduct in public office.

Detective Sgt. Daniel Garrigan says the accusations came to light after the department did an internal investigation on the woman last fall for a policy violation.

He says the investigation showed she had sexual contact with an inmate at CCI and at Waupun Correctional Institution.

The Department of Corrections says the woman is on administrative leave. Online court records show formal charges have not yet been filed.

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