Former teen detention worker pleads not guilty in lewd conduct case

Former teen detention worker pleads not guilty in lewd conduct case

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A former safety and security supervisor at the Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections facility in Nampa has pleaded not guilty to sexually abusing a juvenile offender.

The Idaho Press-Tribune reports that 31-year-old Julie McCormick pleaded not guilty Friday in 3rd District Court to felony lewd conduct with a minor.

Judge Gregory Culet lowered McCormick's bond from $200,000 to $75,000 on the condition she wear a GPS device and remain within a specified area.

Authorities say McCormick engaged in a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old male inmate at the Nampa facility.

McCormick was charged in early November. The Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections said she was fired from her job in August after seven years with the department.

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Information from: Idaho Press-Tribune