Oregon jail worker arrested for sex with inmate

Oregon jail worker arrested for sex with inmate
Brett Johnson

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Ore. – A woman who works for the Washington County sheriff’s office was arrested Tuesday for  having a sexual relationship with an inmate, deputies said.

Brett Robinson was indicted on six counts of first-degree custodial misconduct and six counts of first-degree official misconduct.

Deputies said they learned about her actions while they were investigating Jill Curry, a fellow civilian jail services technician was arrested July 16 on similar allegations.

Robinson is on unpaid leave based on the seriousness of the charges, deputies said.

"I consider allegations that involve a second jail staff member in this case extraordinarily serious,” sheriff Pat Garrett  said. “Addressing these issues demands immediate changes and a thorough, holistic review of protocols within the jail - both efforts are underway. Safety and security of jail staff and inmates remains a very high priority. I am very thankful to investigators from the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office and the Oregon State Police for their excellent work on this case."