Maine jail officer charged with sexual assault

Posted Feb. 09, 2010, at 3:45 p.m.

PORTLAND, Maine — A corrections officer at Maine’s largest county jail has been charged with gross sexual assault for allegedly having sex with a female inmate.

The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department said 41-year-old Gerald Gilbert Jr. of South Portland was released on $5,000 bail after being charged Tuesday.

Gilbert has worked at the Cumberland County Jail since 2007. He has been put on paid leave pending a hearing.