PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Two former jail workers are in prison for having sex with an inmate who is now suing them, Washington County and the sheriff.
The Oregonian reports the lawsuit seeking $650,000 in damages says the county’s hiring and firing practices as well as the jail’s inadequate surveillance failed to prevent the misconduct.
Attorneys for former civilian jail services technicians Jill Curry and Brett Robinson argued the inmate pursued them.
State law says inmates cannot consent to sex.
Washington County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Sgt. Bob Ray declined to comment on the pending litigation.
County spokesman Philip Bransford said the county does not believe it is liable in this case.
Records say the inmate is in state prison for attempted second-degree assault, unlawful use of a weapon and tampering with a witness.