Santa Cruz County corrections officer arrested on suspicion of sexual relationship with inmate on Saturday
Jessica Smith was arrested after she was accused of having an inappropriate relationship with an inmate.
Smith, 31, was charged Friday with suspicion of sexual activity with an inmate
She is also charged with assault by a public officer and unauthorized computer access
She’s been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation
A Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s corrections officer suspected of having an inappropriate relationship with an inmate was arrested Friday evening, the sheriff’s office said Saturday.
Jessica Smith, 31, was arrested on suspicion of sexual activity with an inmate, assault by a public officer and unauthorized computer access, the sheriff’s office said in a news release.
Detectives began investigating Smith when they received information about an inappropriate relationship with an incarcerated person who was serving their sentence through a supervised release program.
The sheriff’s office didn’t release any other details about the case.
Smith, who has been with the sheriff’s office since 2015, is on administrative release pending completion of an investigation, the sheriff’s