Benton County corrections officer investigated for sexual contact with inmate

BENTON COUNTY, Wash. -- A corrections officer at the Benton County Jail is being investigated for sexual contact with an inmate. More details are expected to be made official Friday.

It's a crime for jail workers to engage in sexual conduct with inmates. A similar occurrence happened recently at the Franklin County jail. A corrections officer resigned after admitting to sex with an inmate. That case is under review at the state Attorney General's Office.