JACKSON COUNTY Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – A Jackson County jailer is accused of having a sexual relationship with an inmate. Bret Noltner of Tomah faces four felony counts including sexual assault by correctional staff. The criminal complaint says Noltner, who is married and has kids, took the female inmate to a cleaning closet out of surveillance camera view several different times.

The woman told investigators she was not forced to be intimate with him but felt taken advantage of and at one point wondered if he was setting her up. Noltner denied having sex with her and claimed the inmate is the one who initiated the relationship.