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BOISE -- The former safety and security supervisor at the Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections facility in Nampa could spend only a year behind bars after admitting to sexually abusing a teenage inmate.

Thirty-one-year-old Julie McCormick of Nampa was sentenced Friday to 20 years in prison, with five years fixed.

But the judge retained jurisdiction in the case, meaning McCormick could be free as early as 2015 if she successfully completes a prison program.

McCormick, who pleaded guilty to lewd conduct with a minor in 2012, began having sex with the 15-year-old victim while he was incarcerated at the facility.

The teen has filed a claim against the state.

A group of employees is moving forward with a whistleblower lawsuit alleging the department did nothing to stop rampant sexual abuse and cronyism.

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