Central States Sex Crime

Jail Officer Arrested for Allegedly Having Sexual Affair with Inmate

Jail Officer Arrested for Allegedly Having Sexual Affair with Inmate

Kayla Bergom Credit Tama County Sheriff's Office

Kayla Bergom Credit Tama County Sheriff’s Office

Tama County, Iowa

A former Tama County Jail employee is charged with alleged sexual misconduct with an inmate.

Court documents show Kayla Bergom allegedly engaged in sexual activity with an inmate multiple times between September 2020 and April 2021.

The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation finished the investigation in March.

Tama County Sheriff Dennis Kucera said Bergom “immediately” resigned from her position with the county after three years on the job. Bergom was arrested by the Tama County Sheriff’s Office on April 20 following the issuance of a warrant. She was released the same day on pre-trial release. Bergom pleaded not guilty to the charges. Bergom’s trial is scheduled for Aug. 12. If convicted, she faces up to six years behind bars.

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