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Correctional Officer Charged with Rape

James Beam Jr. faces rape and misconduct charges after allegedly having a personal relationship with an inmate.

SILVER CREEK, NY -- A correctional officer at the Lakeview Shock Incarceration Correctional Facility is charged with 3rd Degree Rape and multiple counts of Official Misconduct.

According to New York State Police, 41-year-old James Beam Jr. of Silver Creek was arrested following an investigation into an alleged relationship with an inmate while employed at the correctional facility.

Beam is to appear at the Town of Portland Court in January 2018.

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