July 18, 2019

Former Wayne County CO faces sex assault charges

HONESDALE - Wayne County Detectives arrested a former Wayne County Corrections Officer for alleged inappropriate sexual contact with an inmate

Elijah Nekich, 22, of Dingmans Ferry, is charged with institutional sexual assault, indecent assault, and official oppression following a month-long investigation by County Detectives. Nekich is accused of engaging in inappropriate behavior with an inmate which included kissing and touching the inmate’s buttocks.

 “The activity alleged in the Affidavit of Probable Cause cannot be tolerated and will be addressed appropriately,” said Wayne County District Attorney, Patrick Robinson.

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