Correctional officer accused of sexually assaulting an inmate reaches a plea deal

MILWAUKEE COUNTY (WITI) -- Xavier Thicklen -- a Milwaukee County Correctional officer accused of sexually assaulting an inmate has reached a plea deal in the case against him.

Xavier Thicklen

26-year-old Thicklen initially faced five charges in the case -- one felony count of misconduct in office, and four felony second degree sexual assault by correctional staff charges.

In court in Milwaukee County on Wednesday, November 26th, Thicklen pleaded guilty to the misconduct in office charge, and the sexual assault charges were dismissed.

The court ordered Thicklen to serve three days in the House of Correction -- with credit for three days served. He was also ordered to pay a $200 fine plus court costs.

Thicklen was set to stand trial on the charges.

Court documents in the case say a 22-year-old female inmate, in custody for a robbery case, notified jail staff in December 2014 of assaults that allegedly took place between April and November 2013.

The woman claims to have been assaulted on five separate occasions -- saying Thicklen got her alone by taking her to the jail clinic or telling her she had a visit from her attorney.

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