ENID,Okla.– Three female jailers in Garfield County have been charged with sexual battery after an investigation revealed they were allegedly having relationships with inmates at the jail.
Staci Guffey, 19, is charged with one count of sexual battery and two counts of bringing contraband into jail.
Krystal Davidson, 32, is charged with one count of 2nd-degree rape, two counts of sexual battery and two counts of bringing contraband into jail.
Kevina Abercrombie, 29, is charged with one count of sexual battery and two counts of bringing contraband into jail.
The jailers’ conduct was brought to light after what authorities call a cell shake down; searching inmates for contraband, or things they’re not supposed to have.
Officials discovered a cell phone and determined it was brought in by an employee.
The investigation revealed three different jailers who were smuggling in items for inmates.
Garfield County Undersheriff Jerry Niles said, “Cell phones, tobacco products, we also have information that they mailed in checks, money orders to be placed on their commissary books.”
And that’s not all.
The investigation also showed the jailers allegedly were involved in intimate relationships with these inmates.
According to Guffey’s probable cause affidavit, the inmates stated that they “became engaged to be married while Guffey was in the course of her duties.”
And Guffey claimed “she assisted other jail staff members who had inappropriate relationships with inmates by turning cameras and flashing lights to warn that other jail staff was coming.”
In Davidson’s affidavit, she admitted to bringing one inmate marijuana and said a “staff member would manipulate the video surveillance camera to allow her unseen access to (the) inmate.”
“It’s disappointing to the whole staff, the whole department,” said Undersheriff Niles. “Sometimes we get wrapped up in the stories that some of these people do tell while incarcerated. Sometimes we have too much sympathy or too much empathy with them which clouds our judgement.”
Niles says since the investigation, they have increased training for their employees.