- Associated Press - Thursday, May 5, 2016

SODA SPRINGS, Idaho (AP) - A former detention officer at an eastern Idaho jail has been found guilty of having sex with a female inmate and destroying evidence.

The Idaho State Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1TLp8G5) that a 6th District Court jury on Wednesday convicted William Vorrasi of the two felonies following a five-day trial.

Court documents say Vorrasi had multiple sexual encounters with the inmate at the Caribou County Jail in December 2014.

Vorrasi also destroyed a blanket, resulting in a destruction of evidence conviction.

In June 2015 the female inmate filed a tort claim against Caribou County officials, a precursor to a lawsuit.

The claim was handled by the Idaho Counties Risk Management Program, which provides liability insurance for counties. Details haven’t been released.

Vorrasi is scheduled to be sentenced June 30.


Information from: Idaho State Journal, https://www.journalnet.com

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