The arrest of Roberto Guiller Escobedo, who worked at the Idaho State Correctional Institution, a men's prison, came as a result of an investigation by the Idaho Department of Correction's Office of Professional Standards.
The investigation was later turned over to the Ada County Sheriff's Office, a standard practice for all felony criminal investigations involving the Correction Department. On Monday, the Ada County Prosecutor's office charged Escobedo, 30, with sexual contact with a prisoner, a felony that carries a maximum sentence of life in prison.
He was booked into the Ada County Jail Thursday, where he remains. His bond is set at $150,000.
Spokesman Jeff Ray declined to comment on how many prisoners Escobedo, 30, is accused of having sexual contact with. Escobedo faces two counts of the sexual contact charge, which could indicate that he is accused of having sex with two victims or with the same victim on two separate occasions. Also unclear is whether Escobedo is accused of forcing sex on prisoners or otherwise coercing them.
Escobedo worked at the Correction Department from June 7, 2010 to Jan. 23, 2013.