SANTA ANA (CBS) — A five-year veteran with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department has been arrested for allegedly engaging in sexual acts with a male inmate.
Jennifer Tamara McClain, 29, was arrested Thursday night, for allegedly having sex with an inmate at the Men’s Central Jail where she worked.
The alleged crimes took place in the intake release center between November and December of last year while McClain was on duty, sheriff’s department spokesman Jim Amormino said.
The male inmate came forward recently and told a supervisor that the sex was consensual, Amormino said. It is unknown how many times the pair were intimate.
Officials say McClain is also the mother of a young child.
McClain’s own colleagues placed her under arrest when she reported in to her shift Thursday and transferred her to a jail down the street.
McClain is free on her own recognizance and has been placed on paid leave, Amormino said.