This 29-Year-Old Prison Worker Arrested For Having Sex Multiple times With Prisoners

A former jail worker is facing trial after she was charged earlier this year for having sex with an inmate multiple times.

The trial is set for 12 August and will see Kayla Mae Bergom, 27, take to the stand, facing three counts of sexual misconduct.

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Kayla’s relations with the inmate were said to have occurred between 2020 and 2021 at the Tama County Jail, Iowa, USA.

The inmate in question was a 29-year-old man and the incidents were said to have occurred in the prison’s utility closet and recreation yard, as stated by a complaint registered against Kayla.

Following the incidents, Kayla resigned and pleaded not guilty in May.

If Kayla is found guilty, she could be facing some serious punishment, given that staff-inmate sex is illegal under federal law.

A 2005 report Department of Justice Office of Inspector General stated that:

“Even if a sexual act would have been considered consensual if it occurred outside of a prison, by statute it is criminal sexual abuse when it occurs inside a prison.

“For example, staff sexual abuse can corrupt prison staff and lead to other dangers, such as staff smuggling drugs or weapons into prison facilities for inmates.”

Meanwhile the Prison Rape Elimination Commission said in a June 2009 report that:

“Prisoners should never be punished for sexual contact with staff, even if the encounter was allegedly consensual. The power imbalance between staff and prisoners vitiates the possibility of meaningful consent, and the threat of punishment would deter prisoners from reporting sexual misconduct by staff.”


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