March 29, 2014 in Idaho

Ex-jail official sentenced for sex with boy, 15

 

BOISE – The former safety and security supervisor at the Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections facility in Nampa could spend only a year behind bars after admitting to sexually abusing a teenage inmate.

Julie McCormick, 31, of Nampa, was sentenced Friday to 20 years in prison, with a minimum of five years required before she would be eligible for parole.

But the judge retained jurisdiction in the case, meaning McCormick could be free as early as 2015 if she successfully completes a prison program. She was also ordered to register as a sex offender and pay $5,000 to the victim, a 15-year-old boy she began having sex with in 2012 while he was incarcerated at the facility.

McCormick told law enforcement that she had sex with the teen three times and that she had fallen in love. McCormick pleaded guilty to lewd conduct with a minor under 16 in 2012.


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