June 13, 2013

Two inmates charged with assault, unlawful sexual contact

By David Hench dhench@pressherald.com
Staff Writer

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.

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Crystal Miller, left, and Heidi Stevens were charged with assaulting another inmate at Cumberland County Jail.

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.

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