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Erika Klint Blackman photo from Henry County Sheriff

Erika Klint Blackman photo from Henry County Sheriff

A former worker at the Illinois Youth Center in Kewanee is accused of having sexual contact with a boy held in the facility in 2013.

Erika Klint Blackman, 31, was arrested and formally charged Wednesday, January 15, 2014 in Henry County, Illinois.  Blackman faces three counts of custodial sexual misconduct.  Police say Blackman is from Burlington, Iowa.

The charges stem from allegations that Blackman had sexual contact with a juvenile offender, held at IYC in Kewanee, three separate times in August and September 2013 while Blackman worked at the facility.

The IYC is a medium-security facility for juvenile males.

State records list Blackman as a juvenile justice special intern at IYC in Kewanee.  She was last issued a paycheck from the State of Illinois on October 15, 2013.  An online resume attributed to Blackman says she “provided security and counseling to youth” at the facility from May to October 2013.

Jail records show Blackman was held in the Henry County Jail for less than 12 hours before being released following posting 10% of her $3,000 bond.

12 comments

    • Christi

      I agree with you Randy! Pedophiles deserve to have stones thrown at them! Had she not committed the crime, no stones would be thrown!

  • Lisa

    This happed a lot at IYC Warrenville IL. Everyone knew yet there was a cover up. What these young women were put through with people the State put to watch over them.

  • Vickie

    He was not a minor. There are “children” up to the age of 21 at the facility. So, although it was still wrong, she’s not a pedophile. Maybe people shouldn’t judge before all the facts are known. This facility has been reported to having inmates that abuse the guards…do some research.

    • jon doe

      She violated here duties and a juvenile detention center JUVENILE IS KEY WORD SHE HAS A CHILD WHAT IF SOMEONE DID THIS 2 HER CHILD THIS YOUNG MAN PUT TRUST AND FAITH IN SOMEONE WHO IS SICK AND NEED HELP

    • jon doe

      It a prison for troubled youth not a place for a petifile 2 do wt she did cant be 2 bad if she facing char g es when they get her fone record videos from prison and kids and fellow c.o. that there 2 really change these boys li ves she will get years 2 think of how bad the things she did truely is fyi she admitted to doing it

  • jon doe

    It is a juvenile detention center morals people I had this lady around my children and now ashamed that even no her cuz when kids new she was a c.o. to help troubled youth IT IS A JUVENILE DETENTION CENTER NOTHING JUSTIFIES WHAT SHE DID Man or woman they are employed by state 2 help these troubled kids she has a kid so maybe she should think how she would think if it were her troubled kid looking for guidance not to be pray for sick people who they look for guidance 2 get bak 2 real world JUVENILE CENTER REMBER THAT PEOPLE

  • Janey Doe

    S-I-C-K!!!!!!!!!! Who does that?! So horrible, no words to express my disgust. Do they have the wrong mug shot, that looks like a man?!

  • Vickie

    John Doe…I’m sorry. I can’t understand your comments because your grammar & spelling are so horrible. What are you…like seven years old? Do your parents know you’re on this site?!

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