Nampa Juvenile Corrections abuse case dismissed

Posted at 7:10 PM, Oct 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-20 21:10:53-04

The case against a woman accused of abusing kids at a Nampa Juvenile Corrections Center has been dismissed.

The Canyon County Prosecutor's Office says he following administration of two separate polygraph examinations, the case against Valerie Lieteau has been dropped.

“My Office uses polygraphs regularly, as do our local law enforcement partners across the Treasure Valley and State of Idaho,” said Prosecutor Bryan Taylor. “We trust the results of appropriately worded and professionally administered polygraphs, and as prosecutors, we have a professional and ethical obligation to not move forward when there is compelling evidence that would negate the charges. That’s what happened in this case and that’s why we made the decision to dismiss in the interests of justice.”

Lieteau was a Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections nurse who had been charged with having inappropriate contact with several juvenile males while employed at their Nampa facility between 2008 and 2011.

She originally agreed to a plea deal that would sent her to jail for a maximum of 5 years, but a judge denied the deal and required it to go to trial.  The trial was set for next week.