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Former Cass County Jail nurse accused of sexually assaulting inmate posts bail

FARGO – A former Cass County jail nurse accused of sexually assaulting an inmate under her care has posted bail.

Claire Francine Schwehr, 46, of Dilworth, made her first appearance in Cass County District Court Wednesday on charges she sexually assaulted the inmate, and smuggled a cellphone and other contraband in to the jail for him.

Schwehr is charged with one count of sexual abuse of a ward and delivery of an electronic device to an inmate, both Class C felonies. She is also charged with delivery of tobacco to an inmate, a Class B misdemeanor.

Schwehr’s bail was set at $300, and her next court appearance is set for Sept. 2.