July 11, 2019 09:54 AM
BC-US--Psychiatric Hospital-Sex Case,1st Ld-Writethru
Nebraska state hospital worker accused of sex with patient
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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A woman has been accused of having a sexual relationship with a patient while working as a security supervisor at a Nebraska psychiatric hospital.
Lancaster County Court records say 36-year-old Chalice Closen is charged with felony sexual abuse of a protected person. County jail records say Closen remained in custody Thursday. The court records don't list the name of an attorney for her.
Authorities say Closen came under suspicion when a patient saw Closen kiss another patient in her office at the Lincoln Regional Center. The man kissed later told a Nebraska State Patrol investigator how the relationship with Closen began with flirting after he was committed to the hospital in February 2018.
A Health and Human Services Department spokeswoman says Closen last worked at the hospital on May 16. Closen was hired in January 2015.
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