Married prison worker and grandmother, 52, is arrested for having a month-long sexual relationship with an inmate, 32, serving life for murder
- Kimberly Ann Porter is accused of having sex with inmate Buford Thomas Harper at Two Rivers Correctional Institution in Oregon between April and May
- She worked as a food services coordinator since 2014 until she quit in August
- The married woman faces a misdemeanor charge for having sex with an inmate
- Harper is serving a 25 year sentence for the 2013 murder of William Bruton, 57
A former kitchen worker at an Oregon prison is accused of having sex with an inmate for a month while she was working for the state corrections department.
Kimberly Ann Porter of Hermiston worked at Two Rivers Correctional Institution in Umatilla as a food services coordinator from November 3 2014 until she resigned on August 3, according to Department of Corrections communication manager Jennifer Black.
She is accused of having sex with inmate Buford Thomas Harper, 32, between April 1 and May 22.
Kimberly Ann Porter (left) faces a misdemeanor charge for having sex with prisoner Buford Thomas Harper (right) while she worked in the kitchen at Two Rivers Correctional Institution
She had worked at the facility since August 2014 but resigned in August for an undisclosed reason
Kimberly is a mother and also has pictures of her grandchildren on her Facebook page.
Porter posted on social media that she had quit her job at Oregon Department of Corrections. Her profile also states that she is married to a man called David Porter.
On Friday, Morrow County Sheriff’s Office arrested Porter, 52, on a warrant after she skipped her arraignment on November 20.
Deputies booked her into the Umatilla County Jail in Pendleton. She has since been released from jail, according to staff.
Harper, 32, of Canyonville, is serving 25 years for murder. He teamed up with two other men to rob William Bruton, 57, of his medical marijuana at his home near Myrtle Creek in Douglas County.
In 2014 Harper pleaded guilty to killing Bruton.
According to court documents, Buford and his accomplices, William Christopher Aguayo and Jarrad Ramsey went to Bruton’s home to rob his marijuana in October 2013.
Kimberly Porter is married to David and has family pictures of their grandchildren on Facebook
Buford told police he repeatedly struck Bruton in the head while trying to restrain him during the robbery.
Aguayo told police he was in and out of the room while Buford was beating Bruton.
Buford Harper was in custody on an unrelated matter when he asked to speak to detectives and admitted to accidentally killing Bruton during the robbery, Oregon station KVAL reported at the time.
Harper, 32, of Canyonville, is serving 25 years for the murder of William Bruton in 2013
Buford told investigators that he ‘repeatedly struck Bruton in the head and face but Bruton resisted so Buford Harper resorted to putting Bruton in a choke hold,’ an affidavit states.
Buford told authorities that Aguayo and one of the other men also struck Bruton.
When Buford realized Bruton stopped breathing, he tried to do CPR before the men took the marijuana and left. He is due to be released in 2040.