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SEX SCANDAL: Airway Heights Corrections Center Sex Therapist Pleads Not Guilty

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UPDATE: - On Wednesday Sarah Brooks (McCallum) entered a plea of not guilty to three counts of custodial sexual mis conduct. She is accused of having sexual contact with an inmate at the Airway Heights corrections facility who was enrolled in her sex therapy program. The judge set a trial date for August 19th.

Brooks was going by the last name of McCallum in court. Her attorney issued this statement to KHQ. You can read it in full below.

"The Spokane County Prosecutor's Office has charged Ms. McCallum with three counts of custodial misconduct. Ms. McCallum admits engaging in conduct that violated Department of Corrections' rules and she regrets that conduct. We have concerns about the validity of the custodial misconduct statute because it purports to criminalize behavior between consenting adults. We will be pursuing those concerns. Ms. McCallum will be making no additional statements pending the resolution of this case. She asks that you respect her privacy and that of her family during this time."

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SPOKANE, Wash. - KHQ's Alex Rozier has learned that the Spokane County Prosecutor's Office has officially filed charges against former Airway Heights Corrections Center Sex Therapist Sarah Brooks, for having sexual intercourse with a sex offender inside the prison. The prosecutor's office filed charges for three counts of custodial sexual misconduct in the first degree.

According to the police report a staff member found Brooks "in a state of undress" in a room with the sex offender. Once investigators got a chance to talk with her they asked her why they were there. She said, "I was witnessed by another officer being inappropriate, my shirt was up and my bra was showing." The investigator then asked her to again confirm that her shirt was up, and Brooks stated, "He asked me to, there was no sexual conduct."

 According to the police report, in her first interview Brooks was adamant that their relationship had just started and that there had been nothing sexual before she was caught. She called it "all conversational." But later she admitted that she and Wright had a mutual attraction for each other.

After acknowledging their mutual attraction Brooks continued to spill more information saying that they had both said they loved each other and that she had written letters to the inmate under a different name containing explicit sexual content. Brooks said she made up the name so that she would not get caught when the mail came into the prison.

Brooks also said during investigators interviews that she was married and that her husband works at the Airway Heights Corrections Center as well. As we now know, Brooks is no longer an employee.

KHQ Local News Reporter Alex Rozier is continuing to track this story and will have more developments throughout the day.

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