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Corrections officer charged with rape of inmate

Posted: 1:04 PM, Dec 27, 2017
Updated: 2017-12-27 18:51:49Z

A Corrections Officer at Lakeview Shock Incarceration Correctional Facility has been arrested, accused of having an "unlawful personal relationship" with an inmate.

State Police arrested James W. Beam Jr. on Tuesday and charged him with rape and official misconduct.

Beam was issued an appearance ticket at the direction of the Chautauqua County District Attorney’s Office and is to appear at the town of Portland court in January 2018.

This case was a joint investigation by the New York State Police and the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision Office of Special Investigations.