Former nurse will face trial in sex abuse crimes

Posted: 12:23 PM, May 31, 2016
Updated: 2016-05-31 23:26:03Z

A former juvenile corrections worker accused of having sex with at least three inmates will go to trial after a judge rejected a plea deal in made in March.

Valerie Lieteau, 41, of California, pled guilty to one felony count of aggravated assault in March after having sex with a juvenile multiple times while she was a nurse employed at the Idaho Department of Juvenile of Corrections in Nampa from 2008 to 2011.

However, at a sentencing hearing on May 31st, Judge Christopher Nye rejected the aggravated assault plea bargain. Instead, Nye ordered a trial starting on October 24th where Lieteau will face her original charges of sexual battery committed by lewd of lascivious acts on a minor 16-17 years-old.

Lieteau is accused of having sex with at least two 18-year-old inmates at the facility while employed at the facility.

A third victim, who was only 17-years-old at the time, claimed that he and Lieteau had sex at her home while he was on a release pass from the facility.

According to the Idaho Statesman , the three victims are part of 11 males and one female who claimed they were sexually abused by staff at the center.