Female prison worker, 27, arrested for allegedly romping with inmate in cupboard

A female staff member at a prison has been arrested for having an alleged romp with a randy inmate on several occasions – including in a cupboard.

Kayla Bergom, 27, allegedly slept with an unnamed 29-year-old inmate at Tama County Jail in Iowa, and has been charged with three counts of sexual misconduct.

The romps took place between September 2020 and April 2021 – a seven-month long affair – with one of the many encounters happening in a utility cupboard, as well as in the recreation yard.

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The latter was said to have happened on at least two occasions.

She had been employed by the prison for around three years, and was charged in May this year.

She has pleaded not guilty, but the trial, which could see her slammed in the prison where she worked for six years, takes place on August 12.

An unnamed expert told local news sources: “Federal law makes it illegal for prison guards to have sex with incarcerated people.

“This is because incarcerated people cannot legally give consent.

“If a prison guard has sex with an incarcerated person, the guard can face up to 15 years in prison.”

The prison has been gaining a reputation for headline making issues.

In August, 2021, it made the news for refusing to vaccinate its inmates against Covid-19.

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They claimed that this was because they lacked medical staff to give the vaccines – despite the training course only taking around one hour, at least in the UK.

Tama County Sheriff Dennis Kucera said: “We do not have medical staff on-site that could give the vaccine even if we did offer it.

“Therefore, we would have to take the inmates out of a secure and post quarantined environment to allow them to get the vaccine which is not in the best interest of the inmate’s health and security.”

He also claimed that the chances of inmates getting Covid at the time was “very low”.

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