York County jail nurse charged with sex with inmate

YORK, Pa. (AP) – A nurse has lost her job at a central Pennsylvania county jail and been charged with having sex with an inmate.

Twenty-four-year-old Shelby Renee Houck, of Mechanicsburg, didn’t immediately return a call for comment Monday on the charge of institutional sexual assault filed by the state troopers based in York.

They say she worked for PrimeCare Medical, the health care provider for the York County prison, when another worker alerted police to suspicions that Houck had a relationship with an inmate. When police questioned the inmate last month, they say he acknowledged the relationship with Houck.

She’s charged because the law says an inmate cannot legally consent to have sex with a jailer.

Todd Haskins, vice president of operations for PrimeCare, says she is no longer employed by the company.

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