Nebraska corrections officer accused of sexually abusing inmate

Also faces charge of unauthorized communication with an inmate
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – A Nebraska corrections officer was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of sexually abusing an inmate.

Nikki Peterson, 32, a unit administrator at the Community Corrections Center-Lincoln, was arrested by the Nebraska State Patrol.

Peterson is facing charges of unauthorized communication and sexual abuse of an inmate.  Both are felony offenses.

She has been employed with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services since 2008.

Peterson has since resigned from her position, according to a press release from NDCS.

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