Former Lake County Jail Guard Arrested and Charged for Inmate Relationship

(Waukegan, IL) A former Lake County Correctional Officer is facing charges for an alleged sexual relationship with an inmate. Sheriff’s officials say an investigation into Elizabeth Blomstrand started back in December of 2020, after a tip from another corrections officer. Blonstrand resigned at the end of that month, but the investigation continued, and showed that the 40-year-old made sexual contact with an inmate at least two times while on duty. Warrants for her arrest on charges of custodial sexual misconduct and official misconduct were approved last week, and the woman was taken into custody. Because of the nature of her former job, Blomstrand was held in the McHenry County Jail…she has since been freed on bond.

Tim Vander Tuuk, WXLC News (8-23-21)