Jail worker can’t plead insanity for inmate sex

33-year-old Brett Robinson is accused of having sex with a 25-year-old gang member from the maximum-security unit of Washington County Jail

Brett Robinson, August 19, 2014. (Washington County Sheriff's Office)
Brett Robinson, August 19, 2014. (Washington County Sheriff's Office)

HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) – A former Oregon jail worker accused of having sex with an inmate will not be allowed to present an insanity defense.

The Oregonian reports that a Washington County judge ruled Wednesday that the attorney representing 33-year-old Brett Robinson did not give enough notice of his intent to use the insanity defense.

Robinson sobbed when the judge announced his decision.

She is accused of having sex with a 25-year-old gang member from the maximum-security unit of Washington County Jail.

Her lawyer filed notice days before the April 28 trial that he planned to use the opinion of a psychologist who diagnosed Robinson with depression and anxiety.

Robinson’s former coworker pleaded guilty having sex with the same inmate earlier this year. She was sentence to more than four years in prison.

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