Detention center nurse accused of having sex with Chester County inmate

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A Chester County Detention Center nurse has been arrested after allegedly having sex with an inmate and assisting him with his escape.

According to arrest warrants, Katherine Heckman, 38, a nurse at the detention center, assisted Sean Kenneth Lyles, 33, an inmate, in escaping from the jail on several occasions between November 1, 2017 and November 28, 2017. Warrants also indicate that Heckman and Lyles had sex with each other on several different occasions, during the escape. 

Heckman was booked and released on a $22,000 bond, according to jail records. Lyles, who is already serving time for an unrelated crime, faces additional charges of escape.