BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (WOOD) - Calhoun County has settled a lawsuit filed by a nurse who said she was fired from the jail by a guard's father, the undersheriff, after she brought concerns about sexual misconduct to light.
Troy Pope was fired from his job as a guard at the Calhoun County Jail after he was accused of having sex with a minor.
Mary Buckingham filed suit in federal court, saying she was illegally fired from her job as a jail nurse after raising suspicions about Pope in 2012. She claimed former undersheriff Thomas Pope was behind it
One young inmate told Target 8 in March that while incarcerated, he told Buckingham about Pope watching him in the shower. He said Buckingham had warned him that Pope was "not as good as you think" and "kind of weird."
Without admitting any wrongdoing, the county has agreed to pay Buckingham at $125,000 settlement through its insurance company.
The agreement brings the suit to a close.
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