Correctional Officer Arrested for Alleged Sexual Misconduct with an Offender

Greencastle, Ind.— An investigation by the Indiana Department of Correction (IDOC) resulted in the September 15th arrest of Barbara Kapaun, 52 of Vigo County, Indiana. Prison officials started investigating Kapuan, a correctional officer, after receiving allegations that she was involved in an inappropriate relationship with an offender at the Putnamville Correctional Facility. As a result of the investigation, Kapaun has been placed on emergency suspension pending criminal charges.

Kapuan was arrested, and transported to Putnam County Jail pending charges of:

• Official Misconduct – Level 6 Felony
• Sexual Misconduct by a Service Provider – Level 5 Felony

Internal Affairs Lead Investigator James Smith commented, “We have a zero tolerance policy on this type of misconduct by our staff. We will arrest and seek prosecution against any employee who chooses to make these decisions.”

Formal charges will be determined by the Putnam County Prosecutor’s Office.

All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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