BUNKER HILL, IN – Miami Correctional Facility (MCF) Warden William Hyatte reports former employee Brigette McMeeken was arrested on October 24, 2018, for Sexual Misconduct.
McMeeken turned herself in at the Miami County Jail yesterday after being informed by an MCF Correctional Police Officer that a warrant was issued for her arrest. McMeeken was arrested without incident and was charged with Indiana Criminal code 35-44.1-3-10(b) Sexual Misconduct, a Level 5 felony. Her bond was set at $10,000.
During an investigation at MCF, Correctional Caseworker McMeeken was questioned about fraternizing and possible physical contact with an offender. McMeeken acknowledged that she created a JPay account so an offender and she could correspond. McMeeken was asked during questioning about any physical contact. McMeeken explained during questioning that she and an offender, which was under her supervision, engaged in sexual intercourse.
“It is very unfortunate a staff member will engage in such criminal activity with the offenders in which they are entrusted to supervise and manage. This type of illegal behavior will not be tolerated within the correctional environment,” stated Warden Hyatte. “Thank you to the Investigations staff who aggressively seek out these violators and thank you to the local Prosecutor’s Office for taking such swift action on holding these violators accountable,” further stated Warden Hyatte.
All criminal suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.