Former maintenance worker at York women's prison sentenced for having sex with inmate

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YORK, Nebraska — A former worker at the state women's prison in York has been sentenced for having a sexual relationship with an inmate there.

The York News-Times reports (http://bit.ly/1JNBAPa ) that on Monday Michael Weichman was given one to two years in prison and credited with four days already served. He'd been convicted last month of sexually assaulting the inmate. His attorney says Weichman intends to file an appeal.

The 47-year-old Weichman resigned about a year ago from his prison maintenance job.

Investigators say another inmate tipped prison officials that Weichman and the other inmate were having sex. Under Nebraska law, any prison or jail worker who has sex with an inmate has committed sexual assault.

A court document says Weichman described his relationship with the inmate as playful but not sexual.


Information from: York News-Times, http://www.yorknewstimes.com

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