By Wendy Burton
Phoenix Staff Writer
A former Muskogee County detention officer has been accused of lewd behavior with a 15-year-old.
Nancy Kaye Scraper, 37, was arrested Wednesday and is being held on $100,000 bond at the Muskogee County/City Detention Facility.
An attorney of record was not listed for Scraper on Thursday in court records.
Court documents show Scraper is facing one count of lewd molestation and two counts of harboring a runaway child.
According to the probable cause affidavit, two juveniles were reported missing from their foster home on July 16.
On July 27, Muskogee County deputies went to a house in the 2200 block of Fredonia Street and asked Scraper about the location of the two juveniles.
Both were in the bedroom of Scraper’s residence, and both were taken into custody.
During the week or so the juveniles were at Scraper’s residence, a photo of Scraper and one of the juveniles, who was 15 at the time, was sent to a Department of Human Services employee, the affidavit says.
Allegedly the photo depicted Scraper and the juvenile kissing.
Jail Supervisor Joe Hughart said Scraper was a jail employee, but was terminated when the investigation into the allegations began.
Scraper also was working part-time for the juvenile detention center ran by Muskogee County Council of Youth Services, said Sheriff Charles Pearson.
The department was surprised to learn Scraper had worked for the juvenile detention center at all, he said.
MCCOYS did not request a reference from the jail “to his knowledge,” Pearson said.
“No. We were never called,” Pearson said. “We found out she had worked there and about the allegations against her when we caught the investigation.”
A lewd molestation conviction sentence may include fines of up to $5,000, a maximum sentence of life in prison, or lifetime sex offender registration for those who do not receive a life sentence for their conviction.
Harboring a runaway child carries a sentence of up to one year in county jail and/or up to a $1,000 fine for each count.
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