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The Today File

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April 19, 2013 at 12:00 PM

Therapist in sex offender class resigns

AIRWAY HEIGHTS (AP) — A therapist who specialized in sexual deviancy treatment at the Airway Heights Corrections Center has resigned after she had an inappropriate relationship with a male sex offender.

The employee was a therapist in the Sex Offender Treatment Program and voluntarily resigned April 11.

Corrections spokeswoman Risa Klemme says employee guidelines do not allow relationships between offenders and staff.

The Spokesman-Review reports the Airway Heights Police Department is investigating the incident for possible criminal charges.

Officials say the employee could face a charge of first-degree custodial sexual misconduct. Washington law describes that charge as a perpetrator employed by a correctional agency having sexual intercourse with a resident of a prison.

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