Jailer gets jail for having sex in jail

WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) – A man accused of having sex with a prostitute in the Chelan County Jail when he was a jailer pleaded guilty to lying to police.

Thirty-seven-year-old William J. McMaster of Wenatchee was sentenced Dec. 1 in county district court to a day in jail with credit for time served.

The Wenatchee World reports he also was charged with sexual misconduct and patronizing a prostitute. The judge said those charges would be dropped if McMaster commits no more crimes in the next two years.

McMaster’s lawyer said he did not want to comment about the case. He is no longer employed by the jail.

The woman told deputies she engaged in consensual sex with McMaster in jail in November and December last year and after she was released.

source: http://www.katu.com/news/weird/78806867.html

Green Hill School prison guard arrested in drug raid

A guard at the Green Hill School, a state prison for juveniles in Chehalis, has been arrested in a drug raid.

Centralia police said Roy D. Clark, 26, was caught in a Thursday night raid with three others at his home as they were weighing and repackaging marijuana. Detective Chris Fitzgerald said Clark was jailed for investigation of possessing the drug with intent to deliver. Police are checking with authorities at Green Hill School to see if Clark also is suspected of bringing drugs into the prison.

Three others arrested with Clark also face felony drug charges.

source: http://www.thenewstribune.com/updates/story/808119.html?source=rss

WA to pay $1M in prison sex abuse suit

OLYMPIA – The Washington state Department of Corrections will pay a $1 million settlement to five current and former female prisoners who claimed they were sexually abused by prison guards.

The settlement announced Friday also calls for DOC to take steps to reduce the chances of future sexual misconduct by its staff and to respond more effectively when misconduct occurs Continue reading

Former jailer again runs afoul of the law

OAK HARBOR — A former Skagit County Jail deputy is on the other side of the law again facing more assault charges just months after pleading guilty to groping female inmates while on duty.

Anthony Smith, 35, is accused of kissing the 15-year-old daughter of his landscaping boss, who he was working for in Island County as part of a 60-day work release program from the Whatcom County Jail.  Continue reading

Former jail counselor convicted of sexual misconduct with teen begins sentence

A former mental-health counselor reported to the King County Jail on Monday morning to begin serving a six-month sentence stemming from her conviction for sexual misconduct with an incarcerated 17-year-old boy.

As a counselor at the King County juvenile detention center in 2007, Flor-Mari Crisostomo, now 41, plied the teen with candy and allowed him to make phone calls in return for sexual favors, according to court documents. Continue reading

Jail officer charged in alleged road-rage incident

A newly hired Pierce County corrections officer has been put on administrative leave after he was accused of pulling a loaded gun during an alleged road-rage incident in King County.

Prosecutors charged Yury Nijnik, 28, with second-degree assault in connection with the Jan. 25 incident. He is to be arraigned Tuesday at the Regional Justice Center in Kent. Continue reading

Former Walla Walla prison guard gets 3 years in drug case

A former prison guard at Washington State Penitentiary has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for delivering illegal drugs to an inmate

A former prison guard at Washington State Penitentiary has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for delivering illegal drugs to an inmate. Continue reading

Former Geiger guard accused of raping another inmate

SPOKANE — For the second time this year, a former Geiger Corrections officer is the subject of a federal lawsuit by a woman who claims she was raped.


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For the second time, former Geiger corrections officer Bernard Baumgardner is the subject of a lawsuit by a woman who claims she was raped.

In the new lawsuit filed this week in U.S. District Court in Spokane, a female inmate claims Bernard Baumgardner forcibly raped and assaulted her in October 2005 after making repeated sexual advances. Spokane County is listed as a co-defendant.

The plaintiff, who is now 31-years-old, says Baumgardner warned her that if she reported his behavior, ‘he would make her life very difficult and that she would lose her good time.’

The woman’s attorney says Baumgardner was never investigated or placed on leave after she came forward with the allegations.

The lawsuit seeks unspecified monetary damages.

Baumgardner pleaded guilty to sexual misconduct in the first case and served a few months in jail. He insisted the relationship with the woman was consensual.

source: http://www.krem.com/topstories/stories/krem2-120508-geiger-guard-lawsuit.33115eea.html

Clark County corrections officer arrested for rape

A second suspect was arrested Friday in a Jeffersonville rape case.

Adonis Walker, who is a community corrections officer in Clark County, appeared in Clark County Circuit Court on Monday afternoon on allegations of rape. At the hearing, the prosecutor’s office asked for a 72-hour continuance before filing charges.

Court records allege that on Sept. 13, Walker and Johnny Colastin, 20, of Jeffersonville raped two female college students they met at Fourth Street Live, an entertainment complex in downtown Louisville.

Colastin was charged Sept. 26 with rape, a class B felony, and criminal confinement, a class D felony.

Deputy Prosecutor Dawn Elston said she did not know if Walker would be charged with class A or B felony rape.

According to a probable-cause affidavit in Colastin’s case, Colastin and Walker offered to take the two women and another man home from the popular downtown nightspot. Instead, the two took them to the 800 block of East Chestnut Street in Jeffersonville, the document states.

The male — who was in the vehicle — told police that several men exited the apartment. He said one of the suspects grabbed one victim and took her in the house while another pushed the other victim back into the car. He said that when he realized they were in danger, he ran to the 600 block of East Court Avenue and called 911.

Officers found the two girls in an apartment along the 2000 block of Paddlewheel Drive. Police said they found Colastin hiding in the closet. Colastin denied having sex with either girl.

Walker initially said he may have had sex with one of the girls. Later, he reportedly confessed to assaulting one girl and having sex with another who was sleeping, according to the affidavit in the Colastin case.

Both girls told detectives that they were very intoxicated and could not remember having sex with anyone. A forensic nurse determined that both girls had intercourse and both had injuries consistent with forced sex.

Walker’s bond was initially set at $50,000 cash only. Circuit Court Judge Abe Navarro gave the prosecution until 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Circuit Court to file charges. At that time, the issue of bond will be revisited, Navarro said. Walker was not represented by an attorney in court.

Colastin is still being held without bond in the Michael L. Becher Adult Corrections Complex. His first pretrial conference is scheduled for Nov. 24, with jury trial set to begin Feb. 10

SOURCE: http://www.news-tribune.net/clarkcounty/local_story_288171528.html?keyword=secondarystory

DRUGS: Kennewick prison guard accused of taking drugs to work

A Washington State Penitentiary corrections officer was arrested Monday for bringing drugs into the Walla Walla prison, officials said.

Camren James Jones, 20, of Kennewick, is suspected of taking cocaine, heroine, methadone and marijuana into the prison, with plans to deliver drugs to inmates, the Walla Walla Union-Bulletin reported.

Walla Walla police Sgt. Matt Wood described the heroin found on Jones as being about the size of two golf balls, the newspaper said.

Jones resigned shortly after his arrest.

The arrest was made as part of an investigation into delivering contraband to inmates.

For more crime news, see Wednesday’s Herald and tricityherald.com.

source: http://www.tri-cityherald.com/945/story/325518.html

Former prison worker charged with theft

A former fiscal analyst at the McNeil Island Corrections Center has been charged with theft and forgery in Pierce County Superior Court.

Colleen Brixey, 48, is accused of taking money from a fund used to improve the lives of the prison’s inmates.

She pleaded not guilty Friday to three counts of each offense. Bail was set at $5,000. Brixey was still in custody Friday evening at the Pierce County Jail, though her attorney expected her release. Her trial is set to begin Oct. 23.

Charging documents allege that Brixey forged signatures on 36 checks worth a total of $103,000. The checks were written to her husband and deposited into the couple’s bank account over a two-year period, the documents say.

Workers at the McNeil Island business office discovered the financial losses in November 2007, the charging papers say. Also according to the documents:

A bank representative called the office to verify a $5,000 check written to Brixey’s husband. The signature on the check appeared to come from another worker in the office. When asked, the worker said he knew nothing about the check and asked for a faxed copy. Seeing the signature, he said it wasn’t his.

An internal audit followed that discovery, according to the charging papers and previous public statements by the state Department of Corrections. Auditors said they eventually found a folder in Brixey’s office that included bank statements from the corrections center, business checks marked “void,” and two of Brixey’s personal bank statements.

Brixey had worked for McNeil Island since August 2000, the court records said. She handled banking tasks and other financial duties. She was fired Feb. 22 after an internal investigation.

Pierce County sheriff’s deputies said an additional investigation revealed multiple ATM withdrawals from Brixey’s account at the Red Wind Casino near Yelm.

source: http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/story/465876.html

Juvenile prison staffer charged with having sex with inmate

A staff member at a Snoqualmie juvenile prison who is accused of having sex with a female inmate has been charged with custodial sexual misconduct.

Robert Fox, who worked as an intermittent staff member at Echo Glen Children’s Center, faces up to a year in jail if convicted of the felony, said Dan Donohoe, spokesman for King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg. Fox, 38, will be arraigned on July 10.

The 19-year-old inmate told investigators that Fox came into her room on May 6 and had sex with her, according to court charging papers filed late last week. The girl is in prison for burglary, theft and forgery.

source: http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2008029597_webcharges02m.html

5 King County Jail officers suspended for pornography

The King County Jail suspended five corrections officers for three days each for sharing pornography through the county e-mail system.

A jail spokesman, Maj. William Hayes, says the officers did not create the pornography, which was sent from outside to the work e-mail. Hayes says the officers made some poor choices.

Last year a jail officer was found guilty of sexual misconduct for having sex with an inmate and two other pleaded guilty to sexual contact with inmates.

Hayes says the majority of the 340 officers at the downtown Seattle jail are working to provide a safe, humane environment for inmates.

source: http://www.thenewstribune.com/441/story/371112.html

Jail guard accused of sex with inmate

CHEHALIS, Wash. – A corrections officer at the Lewis County Jail in Chehalis has been accused of having consensual sex with a woman inmate.

The sheriff’s office says the 32-year-old guard was arrested Wednesday and jailed in Olympia. He’s also been suspended.

Sheriff Steve Mansfield says the three-year veteran made inexcusable choices.

The case was investigated by the Thurston County sheriff’s office after authorities found sexually explicit letters written by the officer to the woman.

source: http://www.king5.com/localnews/stories/NW_050108WAB_jail_guard_sex_inmate_JM.ba20872b.html

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