Correctional officer arrested for sexual misconduct with an offender


Barbara Kaupan (Indiana Department of Correction)

GREENCASTLE, Ind. (WANE) — An Indiana Department of Correction (IDOC) officer was arrested for sexual misconduct with an offender.

An investigation by IDOC led to the arrest of Barbara Kapaun, 52, of Vigo County, Indiana. The allegations say Kapaun was involved in a relationship with an offender at the Putnamville Correctional Facility.

The charges were announced September 16.

Kapaun was placed on emergency suspension pending criminal charges.

  • Official Misconduct – Level 6 Felony
  • Sexual Misconduct by a Service Provider – Level 5 Felony

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