Jessica Smith

A Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s correctional officer was arrested Friday and is accused of having an inappropriate relationship with an inmate, the sheriff’s office said press release.

Jessica Smith, 31, was arrested on suspicion of sexual activity with an inmate, assault by a public officer and unauthorized computer access.

Detectives began investigating Smith when they received information about an inappropriate relationship with an incarcerated person who was serving their sentence through a supervised release program.

Santa Cruz County Corrections

The sheriff’s office didn’t release any other details about the case.

Smith, who has been with the sheriff’s office since 2015, is on administrative release pending completion of an investigation, the sheriff’s office said.