A judge has decided that former Franklin County corrections officer Justin Husom needs to serve the balance of his jail sentence for having sexual contact with two female inmates.
Husom and his attorney, Scott Johnson, had asked the court to give him credit for his “time at liberty.”
Husom had served three months of his 10-month sentence when he was released Dec. 11 on a medical furlough for issues with kidney stones that had required several hospitalizations.
But Judge Michael G. McCarthy ruled that Husom was not released unconditionally.
When Husom left the jail in December, he signed a document stating the furlough was in effect until he is physically recovered and cleared by a doctor. Husom knew at the time that he ultimately was obligated to return to custody, said McCarthy.
The Yakima County Superior Court judge, who presided over the Franklin County case, heard arguments Wednesday on the issue. He typed and mailed his decision, which was received by the court Friday.
He found that Husom’s release was not a negligent act by the jail as furlough requests from jail inmates often come before trial courts.
McCarthy stuck with his earlier order that Husom, 42, needs to report to jail by May 29.
Husom pleaded guilty last summer to felony first-degree custodial sexual misconduct, along with two gross misdemeanor charges of second-degree custodial sexual misconduct and official misconduct.