Former correctional officer accused of sexually assaulting inmate

MILWAUKEE -- 25-year-old Xavier Thicklen is charged with five counts of second degree sexual assault for allegedly having five sexual encounters with an inmate at the Milwaukee County Jail. 

Thicklen served as a correctional officer at the Milwaukee County Jail until the alleged sex assaults became known. He resigned from his job as a correctional officer and was later arrested.

The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office says the alleged sexual assaults took place between the months of April and November during 2013. The alleged victim reported the misconduct in December of 2013.

According to the criminal complaint, the victim told investigators her first encounter with Thicklen took place in a holding cell near the medical unit. He allegedly took three inmates to the unit, and separated her from the other two. The victim alleges Thicklen inappropriately touched her while she was in that cell.

The female inmate says Thicklen arranged their second encounter by calling the pod she was housed in, and having her sent to a fake attorney meeting. Once in the room, Thicklen and the victim allegedly engaged in sex acts. Thicklen allegedly used the fake attorney meeting to set up encounters multiple times.

The victim eventually became pregnant, and gave birth to a child in October. She claims Thicklen had her perform sexual acts on him just days after giving birth. 

Court documents show their last encounter was on November 15th, and the victim reported the alleged sexual assaults in December.

If convicted of all five counts of sexual assault, Thicklen could receive a sentence of up to 200 years in prison.



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