Nurse, 35, Accused Of Having Unlawful Sex With Inmate, Contraband Smuggling

RIVERSIDE (CBSLA.com)  — Authorities have arrested a 35-year-old nurse for allegedly engaging in an unlawful sexual relationship with an inmate at the Robert Presley Detention Center in Riverside.

Michelle Jaren Hayashi, of Temecula, is also accused of smuggling contraband — including prescription medication — to the unidentified prisoner.

She was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of possession of controlled substances, having unlawful sexual contact with an inmate, bringing a mobile phone into a jail and maintaining unauthorized communication with a prisoner.

According to Sheriff’s Lt. Don Sharp, the Robert Presley jail anti-gang team began looking into a potential smuggling operation after a cell phone was seized from an inmate on April 21.

Deputies reportedly determined that Hayashi was the source of the cell phone. She works as a nurse in the detention services unit, officials said.

Hayashi was arrested without incident at the jail and later released on $5,000 bail, authorities said.

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