Former Iowa Corrections Officer Accused of Having Sex with Inmate Multiple Times

Iowa Jail Employee Charged After Reportedly Having Sex with Inmate in Utility Closet (Image: Iowa Division of Criminal Invest)

During a months-long affair, a former Iowa jailer reportedly had sex with an inmate numerous times in the prison, and even inside a utility closet and in the recreation yard.

According to Cedar Rapids newspaper the Gazette, Kayla Mae Bergom, 27, will face prosecution on Aug. 12 for engaging in sexual activity with the unidentified 29-year-old detainee on numerous occasions in 2020 and 2021 at different locations at the Tama County facility.

Bergom, of Belle Plaine, was charged with three misdemeanor counts of sexual misconduct in May after the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation conducted an investigation. She entered a not guilty plea.

Bergom and the detainee were involved in sexual activity in a utility closet in October 2020, according to court papers obtained by the publication. Other sex acts occurred in the recreation yard in September 2020 and April 2021.

Bergom was arrested by the Tama County Sheriff’s Office on April 20, according to a Tama-Toledo News Chronicle arrest affidavit. She was released on pretrial release on the same day.

Tama County Sheriff Dennis Kucera said she decided to resign after working at the prison for three years.

According to the Gazette, if found guilty, she faces up to six years in prison.