9:30 Knucklehead

9:30 Knucklehead

Snohomish County Jail guard accused of trading cookies for sex with inmate

Published: March 6, 2013


EVERETT, Wash. — A corrections deputy formerly working at the Snohomish County Jail is charged with trading homemade chocolate chip cookies for sex with an inmate.

According to charging documents, Abner Canda, who was placed on paid administrative leave in January, provided food to a 22-year-old female inmate in exchange for sexual favors on a number of occasions between November 2012 and January 2013.

According to documents, video surveillance appears to corroborate the inmate’s story. And, at least two other inmates have suggested they had sexual contact with Canda as well, including one who claims she was dating him while incarcerated in the jail, according to documents.

The 22-year-old inmate brought the allegations against Canda in January, telling police she felt guilty for what she had done.

“I’m sorry,” she told police. “I’m trying to change and be a better person now. I’m ashamed for my actions. That’s why I’m saying something.”

The Snohomish County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office filed first-degree custodial sexual misconduct charges against Canda on March 5 after an investigation from the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Unit.

Now that charges have been filed, a the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office of Professional Accountability will begin an internal investigation.
Canda has been with the Sheriff’s Office since 2007.

Recent Headlines

in Sports

Kobe Bryant says he will retire at end of 2015-16 season

Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant, left, talks with head coach Byron Scott, right, during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, in San Antonio. Los Angeles won 112-110.

The 37-year-old Bryant made the announcement in a post on The Players' Tribune on Sunday

in Sports

Heat check: College coaching carousel turns into roller coaster

LSU head coach Les Miles watches from the sideline in the second half of an NCAA college football game against Florida in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013. LSU won 17-6.

This coaching carousel is more like a roller coaster and this weekend there was enough action to make those trying to keep up dizzy.

in Sports

The latest from the NFL

NFL logo on the field before an NFL football game between the Detroit Lions and the New England Patriots in Detroit, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013.

The latest from NFL games around the league on the 12th Sunday of the season.

in Sports

AP Top 25: Oklahoma up to No. 3, Clemson-Alabama still 1-2


Oklahoma moved up to No. 3 behind Clemson and Alabama and the Big Ten placed three teams in the top…

in Sports

Tyson Fury ends Wladimir Klitschko’s heavyweight reign


Fury took Klitschko's WBA, IBF, and WBO heavyweight belts, as well as the minor IBO title, and attention turned immediately to a potential rematch.

Bellingham Traffic