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Second jail worker charged with sexual misconduct

Washington Co. Sheriff's employee's activities discovered during Jill Curry investigation


Photo Credit: WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Brett RobinsonAnother jail services technician at the Washington County Sheriff’s Office was arrested Aug. 19 and indicted on allegations of sexual misconduct with an inmate.

Brett Robinson, who has been employed as a JST since January 2013, turned herself in to authorities at the jail on Tuesday and posted $120,000 bail.

Jill Ann Curry, a longtime jail services technician at the jail, was arrested July 8 on charges of first-degree custodial misconduct with an inmate. At her July 28 arraignment, she was charged with six counts of first-degree custodial misconduct -- Class C felonies -- as well as 22 additional crimes, including identity theft. She pleaded not guilty.

The investigation into Robinson’s activities arose as a result of the investigation into Curry’s activities.

Robinson faces six counts of first-degree Custodial Sexual Misconduct and six counts of first-degree Official Misconduct.

"I consider allegations that involve a second Jail staff member in this case extraordinarily serious," said Sheriff Pat Garrett. "Addressing these issues demands immediate changes and a thorough, holistic review of protocols within the jail. Both efforts are under way.

"Safety and security of jail staff and inmates remains a very high priority," Garret added. "I am very thankful to investigators from the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office and the Oregon State Police for their excellent work on this case."