Kansas corrections worker charged with unlawful sex

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — An Olathe corrections worker is accused of having sexual contact with an adult offender in an intensive drug treatment program.

The Kansas City Star reports that 24-year-old Alyssa Jo Staats, of Olathe, made a first appearance Monday in Johnson County District Court on three felony counts of unlawful sexual relations. She was released on $15,000 bond. Her attorney, Tom Bath, didn’t immediately return a phone message from The Associated Press.

The charges allege that the sexual contact occurred last year while Staats was working for the Johnson County Department of Corrections. Department officials said they couldn’t comment further because it’s a personnel matter.

Kansas law bars an employee or volunteer of a corrections facility or jail to have sexual contact with an offender, even if it’s consensual.



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