PORTLAND — Two female inmates at the Cumberland County Jail were arraigned Thursday on charges of assault and unlawful sexual contact after they allegedly jumped another inmate and searched her for drugs.
Heidi Stevens, 39, and Crystal Miller, 26, both of Portland, are accused of luring another female into a cell at 11:15 a.m. June 8 and then searching her for drugs, according to a release from the sheriff’s office. The search included contact with her genitals, a sheriff’s office investigation found.
Authorities say they do not have any reason to believe the victim had drugs, according to the release.
A corrections officer was informed of the alleged assault and removed the inmate from the pod. The two suspects were transferred to the jail’s maximum security unit.
Stevens is being held for violating probation and Miller on charges of theft and forgery.