Albany woman charged with sexual assault of an inmate

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Jim Dayton
Friday, October 6, 2017

MADISON—An Albany woman was charged Tuesday in Dane County Court with three counts of second degree sexual assault by a correctional staff member.

Kaitlyn Schulz, 24, of 202 E. Nichols St., Albany, reportedly had sex with an inmate three times when she was employed at Oakhill Correctional Institution in Oregon. Schulz was also charged with three counts of violating state/county institution laws, according to a criminal complaint.

Schulz worked as a probationary correctional officer at Oakhill from Jan. 11, 2016, until she was terminated Oct. 5, 2016.

An inmate told police he had sex with Schulz three times during her employment tenure—twice in March 2016 and once in either July or August 2016, according to the complaint.

The inmate remembered the first time he had sex with Schulz because he recorded it on his calendar using a code so others wouldn’t understand. He wanted to remember specific dates because he was afraid of getting a sexually transmitted disease, according to the complaint.

Schulz also sent a $100 check to the inmate’s sister, who lives in Illinois. Schulz wanted $60 to go toward the inmate’s account at Oakhill and the remaining $40 for an extra phone account.

The inmate’s sister set up several three-way phone calls between her brother and Schulz. She cashed the check, but the complaint does not state if she followed Schulz’s instructions.

Police listened to a recording from a Nov. 19, 2016, phone call and included a partial transcript in the criminal complaint.

On the call, Schulz told the inmate she no longer had feelings for him because she believed he had told others about their relationship.

The inmate told Schulz he loved her and her daughter and thought they would continue their relationship after he got out of prison.

“Would I be able to talk to you?” the inmate asked on the call.

“You can try,” Schulz replied. “I have a lot to think about.”

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