Contra Costa Co. jail guard arrested for sex with two inmates

A correctional deputy working at the West County Detention Facility in Richmond was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of unlawful sexual activity with two consenting female inmates, Contra Costa County sheriff's deputies said.

Patrick Morseman has been placed on administrative leave, and investigators served a search warrant at his home. 

Sheriff David Livingston said investigators interviewed the victims, found evidence, obtained search warrants and arrested Morseman within 24 hours after the crimes were reported. 

Now they're working to terminate his employment and provide services to the victims, Livingston said.

"The actions of this one deputy are criminal, offensive and do not reflect the good work of the other one-thousand employees of the Office of the Sheriff," Livingston said in a statement.

"We will work closely with the District Attorney to see the deputy is held accountable and make every effort to regain the public trust we work so hard to earn," he added.

Morseman was booked into county jail for alleged sexual activity with a consenting adult in a detention facility, and has since been released from custody on $100,000 bail.