Corrections Counselor Arrested By Deputies

PORTLAND, Ore. — Multnomah County deputies arrested a counselor with the county’s corrections office Tuesday.


Authorities booked Dennis Allen, 57, into jail on charges of coercion, custodial sexual misconduct, official misconduct and supplying contraband.


Allen, a 19-year employee of the sheriff’s office, has been placed on administrative leave while the case moves forward.


According to court documents Allen inappropriately touched a female inmate

His arrest came from an investigation by detectives from Multnomah County and the Gresham Police Department. Deputies said their investigation lasted several weeks.


Since his arrest, Allen has been transferred to the Washington County Jail for safety reasons.


Allen was released on his own recognizance.


The identity of the victim in the case is unknown.


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