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CMC Nurse Arrested for Having Sex With Syracuse Jail Prisoner

Beth A. Ours, 37, a Correctional Medical Care (CMC) nurse who worked at the Justice Center jail in Syracuse, New York, was arrested on December 4, 2012, and charged with third-degree felony sexual act for allegedly performing oral sex on a 39-year-old male prisoner in April 2012.

Ours met the man when he reported to the jail's medical unit due to health issues.

"When we first met we would smile at each other and she was very friendly," said the man's written statement. During subsequent encounters, Ours allegedly began rubbing her body close to him and even asked him to kiss her on one occasion. The relationship allegedly advanced to the point that Ours was regularly performing oral sex on him prior to his release on May 21, 2012.

Ours allegedly gave him her phone number, asking him to call her and visit her North Syracuse home. He told investigators that she lived with two other jail employees and he had visited her there and smoked crack with her "a few times." He also said that she asked him to sell one of her TVs one time when they were out of money and drugs. He allegedly sold the TV for $50 and they bought drugs with the money. He also said she sent him sexy photos on his phone and asked him and his girlfriend to come live with her.

He was returned to the jail in September 2012. Then other prisoners started asking him about the relationship.

"For some reason Beth was very comfortable with our relationship and did not seem to care if other people knew and this is why she was telling people about us," said the man who also said that Ours had kissed him in front of other jail employees.

The man reported the crime and requested a protective order, fearing retaliation by Ours against him or his family.

Source: Syracuse Post-Standard

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