Former Oklahoma Corrections Department worker accused of sexually assaulting prisoner

Terry D. Katz, 35, was a mailroom clerk when she had an encounter with an inmate working maintenance at the department office, Oklahoma County prosecutors allege.
by Tim Willert Modified: July 26, 2013 at 6:32 pm •  Published: July 27, 2013
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A former mailroom clerk at the state Corrections Department is accused of sexually assaulting a prisoner at department headquarters in Oklahoma City, authorities said.

Terry Dianne Katz, 55, was charged Thursday in Oklahoma County District Court with one count of forcible oral sodomy and one count of sexual battery.

Katz is accused of assaulting the 35-year-old man on July 15, while the man worked maintenance at the facility on Martin Luther King Avenue, spokesman Jerry Massie said Friday.

A co-worker overheard Katz telling someone about the encounter and reported it to authorities, Massie said.

Katz admitted to investigators she performed oral sex on the man, court records show. She was fired after about three months on the job, the spokesman said.

The man is housed at the Clara Walters Community Corrections Center in Oklahoma City, where he is serving a seven-year sentence for drug possession, according to the Correction Department's website.

Katz was being held Friday in the Oklahoma County jail, with bail set at $25,000, records show.


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by Tim Willert
Education Reporter
Tim Willert is a native Californian with Oklahoma ties who covers education. Prior to moving to Oklahoma in June 2011, he was as an editor for FOXSports.com in Century City, Calif., and reported on courts for the Los Angeles Daily Journal and...
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