SANTA ANA, Calif. – A former deputy juvenile correctional officer was sentenced today for child abuse by rubbing the shoes of three minors in urine while the minors were in her care. Tamie Marie Bieker, 38, Santa Ana, pleaded guilty to three misdemeanor counts of child abuse. Bieker was sentenced to four years of informal probation, 30 days of voluntary community service, must complete a one year child abuse program, and was ordered to pay restitution.
At the time of the crimes, Bieker was a deputy juvenile correctional officer at the Juvenile Hall in Orange. The defendant has now formally resigned from her position with the Orange County Probation Department (OCPD).
On July 21, 2014, after 14-year-old John Doe 1 urinated in his room, Bieker rubbed the victim's shoes in the urine.
On July 28, 2014, Bieker denied 17-year-old John Doe 2 access to the restroom after he repeatedly asked for permission. The defendant denied the victim access to the restroom, prompting the victim to urinate in his room near the door after he could no longer wait. Once the urine seeped into the hall, Bieker approached the victim's room, kicked his shoes into the urine and forced him to put the shoes on. The victim started to put on his shoes but hesitated because he could feel that they were wet, and Bieker insisted that he put them on and made him walk in them.
On Aug. 6, 2014, Bieker denied 13-year-old John Doe 3 access to the restroom after he asked for permission three times in two hours. When the victim notified the defendant that he couldn't wait any longer, Bieker warned him not to urinate in his room. After he urinated, Bieker approached his room with gloves on. The defendant picked up the victim's canvas shoes that were in front of his door, turned them over, rubbed the tops of both shoes in the urine, put them back beside the victim's door, and smiled at him.
OCPD investigated the case after the incidents were reported to other staff members, and the investigation was then turned over to the Orange County District Attorney's Office.
Deputy District Attorney Renee Jones of the Special Prosecutions Unit prosecuted this case.
Orange County District Attorney / Case # 15CM01476 / October 28, 2015