Idaho Juvenile Corrections Worker Admits to Sexual Abuse
NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — The former safety and security supervisor at the Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections facility in Nampa has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a juvenile offender. The Idaho Press-Tribune reports that 31-year-old Julie McCormick made the plea Friday in 3rd District Court. McCormick told Judge Bradly S. Ford that she had an inappropriate relationship with a 15-year-old male inmate at the facility where McCormick was then an employee. As part of a plea deal, Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Erica Kallin recommended probation in exchange for McCormick's cooperation in an unrelated case. Kallin says McCormick and Nicole Kirtley were housed in the Canyon County jail. Kirtley is charged with second-degree murder. Kallin says Kirtley told McCormick information relevant to the shooting death of a Nampa man.