County corrections officer charged

A Newaygo County corrections officer is behind bars, accused of sexual relations with a woman under the county jurisdiction.

(AP) — A Newaygo County corrections officer is behind bars, accused of sexual relations with a woman under the county jurisdiction.  Newaygo County Jail corrections officer Craig Bird was arraigned Wednesday, charged with engaging in sexual contact with a female  “known to be a prisoner or probationer under the jurisdiction of the  county while being employed by the county or Department of Corrections.”

The judge listed three counts relating to three incidents from August through October of 2008.  Both the Newaygo County sheriff and prosecutor on their staff refused to answer any questions about what’s been going on at the jail, and each placed a gag order on their staffs.  The judge also denied Bird’s request to reduce his $50,000 bond, and Bird will remain in jail in another county at least until Thursday morning, when he’ll meet with his court-appointed attorney. Bird faces 15 years in prison if convicted.

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http://tv7-4.com/news/news_story.aspx?id=218014

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