Crime

Former Idaho prison worker arrested, accused of sex with inmate

A former medical assistant at the Idaho State Correctional Institution in Kuna was arrested Monday on one count of sexual contact with an inmate, a felony.

Shauna Lynn Kelly, 22, of Kuna, is being held in the Ada County Jail on a $75,000 bond, according to the Ada County Sheriff’s Office.

Detectives began an investigation in March after being contacted by Idaho Department of Correction officials.

The detectives found evidence that Kelly had illegal sexual contact with the inmate, a 21-year-old male, inside the prison between October and December 2014.

Detectives gave the results of their investigation to Ada County prosecutors, who issued a warrant July 31 for Kelly.

The sheriff’s office said Kelly appears to have turned herself in at the jail Monday on that warrant.

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