Turns out a former deputy juvenile correctional officer will not be looking at life from the opposite side of the bars, as Tamie Marie Bieker received no jail time Wednesday after copping to rubbing the shoes of three minors in piss at Juvenile Hall in Orange.
The 38-year-old Santa Ana resident, who was looking at up to three years in jail for the three misdemeanor counts of child abuse she was facing, instead was sentenced to four years of informal probation, 30 days of voluntary community service and orders to pay restitution and complete a one year child abuse program.
Bieker was working at juvie on July 21, 2014, when she rubbed a 14-year-old boy's shoes in urine after he peed in his room. Seven days later, a 17-year-old boy repeatedly asked for permission to use the restroom, but Bieker denied each request. The teen could no longer hold it, urinated in his room near the door and, once the piss seeped into the hall, Bieker went to the boy's room, kicked his shoes into the puddle and forced him to put his 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," the Orange County District Attorney's office stated when the juvie officer was arraigned in February.
On Aug. 6, 2014, Bieker warned a 13-year-old boy not to pee in his room after he told her he could not hold it any longer because she'd denied his three requests over two hours to use the restroom. "After he urinated, Bieker is accused of approaching his room with gloves on," the prosecution statement reads. "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."
Despite Bieker's friendly grin, other staff members complained about her, the Probation Department launched an investigation and the case was turned over to the OCDA, leading to Deputy District Attorney Renee Jones' successful prosecution.
Bieker resigned from her position with the probation department before the trial began. The juvie band should have played her out with "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road."