A suburban Kansas City corrections worker is accused of having sexual contact with an adult offender in an intensive drug treatment program.

The Kansas City Star  reports that 24-year-old Alyssa Jo Staats, of Olathe, made a first appearance Monday in Johnson County District Court on three felony counts of unlawful sexual relations. She was released on $15,000 bond. Her attorney, Tom Bath, didn't immediately return a phone message from The Associated Press.

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The charges allege that the sexual contact occurred last year while Staats was working for the Johnson County Department of Corrections. Department officials said they couldn't comment further because it's a personnel matter.

Kansas law bars an employee or volunteer of a corrections facility or jail to have sexual contact with an offender, even if it's consensual.