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Prison counselor from Boardman accused of having sexual relations with inmate

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A counselor who works at a private prison in Youngstown faces federal charges for allegedly engaging in, or attempting to engage in sex acts with a federal inmate. 

Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, announced that a federal grand jury returned a one-count indictment charging Nicole White, age 34, of Boardman, Ohio, with sexual abuse of a ward.

The indictment charges that on or about October 2013, White, who was a Correctional Counselor at the Northeast Ohio Correctional Center, engaged and attempted to engage in sexual acts with a federal inmate at the facility.

White is scheduled to be arraigned on June 18 in U.S. District Court in Youngstown.

If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the Court after review of factors unique to this case, including the defendant’s prior criminal record, if any, the defendant’s role in the offense and the characteristics of the violations.

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