Nurse accused of performing sex act on prisoner

PENDLETON, Ind. - A woman is accused of performing a sexual act on an inmate while working as a nurse at the Pendleton Correctional Facility.

The Herald Bulletin reports 39-year-old Colette Ficklin of Beech Grove was released from the Madison County Jail on Wednesday on $10,000 bond. She is charged with sexual misconduct by a service provider.

Ficklin has denied the allegations. She could not be reached for comment because there was no telephone listing for her. Court records did not show she had hired an attorney.

According to a probable cause affidavit, another correctional officer reported walking in on the sexual encounter at the prison's infirmary on April 21. The prisoner said Ficklin told him to fake chest pains so they could be alone at the infirmary.

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