ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY PRESS RELEASE
Case # TBA
Date: February 11, 2015
SANTA ANA – A former deputy juvenile correctional officer was charged today with child abuse for rubbing the shoes of three minors in urine while the minors were in her care. Tamie Marie Bieker, 38, Santa Ana, is charged with three misdemeanor counts of child abuse. If convicted, she faces a maximum sentence of three years in Orange County Jail. The defendant is expected to be arraigned March 17, 2014, at 8:30 a.m. in Department C-55, Central Justice Center, Santa Ana.
At the time of the crimes, Bieker was a deputy juvenile correctional officer at the Juvenile Hall in Orange. The defendant was terminated by the Orange County Probation Department (OCPD) on Dec. 20, 2014.
On July 21, 2014, after 14-year-old John Doe #1 urinated in his room, Bieker is accused of rubbing the victim’s shoes in the urine.
On July 28, 2014, Bieker is accused of denying 17-year-old John Doe #2 access to the restroom after he repeatedly asked for permission. The defendant is accused of denying 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 is accused of approaching the victim’s room, kicking his shoes into the urine and forcing 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 is accused of insisting he put them on and making him walk in them.
On Aug. 6, 2014, Bieker is accused of denying 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 is accused of warning him not to urinate in his room. After he urinated, Bieker is accused of approaching his room with gloves on. The defendant is accused of picking up the victim’s canvas shoes that were in front of his door, turning them over, rubbing the tops of both shoes in the urine, putting them back beside the victim’s door, and smiling 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 is prosecuting this case.
TONY RACKAUCKAS, District Attorney
Susan Kang Schroeder, Chief of Staff