July 10, 2014

Former guard arraigned on misconduct charges, accused of having sex with inmate

The former female guard at Southwestern Illinois Correctional Center accused of having sex with a male inmate was arraigned Thursday on charges of custodial sexual misconduct and official misconduct.

Victoria Castillo Wilken, 33 of Belleville, was charged Wednesday with six felonies after an Illinois State Police and Illinois Department of Correction investigation.

St. Clair County Associate Judge Chris Kolker accepted Castillo Wilken's plea of not guilty. Belleville lawyer Rick Sturgeon represented Castillo Wilken.

She posted $2,000 cash bond, 10 percent of her $20,000 bail, and was released.

According to the charges, Castillo Wilken, "with the intent to obtain a personal advantage for herself or another," provided toothbrushes, mouthwash, toothpaste, dental floss and miscellaneous food items to an inmate, identified in the charges only as "L.G."

The charges allege that Wilken had sex with that same inmate twice between March 1 and March 31, engaged in oral sex twice between April 1 and April 30, and engaged in sex again between May 1 and May 17.

Castillo Wilken had a baby girl on May 21 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, according to a birth announcement that appeared in the Belleville News-Democrat.

She began working for the Illinois Department of Corrections on Oct. 1, 2003, according to the Illinois Comptroller's Office. She earned $54,055 in 2013. Her employment ended on June 4.

Southwestern Illinois Correctional Center is located at 950 Kingshighway in Washington Park. It houses 694 male inmates at the minimum security prison. The prison is a substance abuse treatment facility.

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