The former Kosciusko County Community Corrections home detention officer charged with aiding an escape has taken a plea deal.

Patrick Olson, Winona Lake, is accused of helping an inmate escape and having sex with her while he was a home detention officer. He was charged in October 2017 with aiding or inducing an escape and sexual misconduct by a service provider, Level 5 felonies.

According to a November 2017 Times-Union article, police say Olson removed the ankle bracelet from a detainee he once oversaw and took her on a romantic getaway to Valparaiso in late September 2017. After the pair returned, police allege Olson reconnected the ankle bracelet. Olson was fired from his position as home detention officer Oct. 4, 2017.

In January this year, Olson said he would take his case to trial and would not accept a plea agreement.

Olson’s attorney, David Kolbe, confirmed on Monday that his client had submitted a plea agreement in Marshall?County Superior Court I on Wednesday.

“The agreement that we reached provides terms on his behalf that we felt were very reasonable for the circumstances,” Kolbe said.

Kolbe said the plea agreement provides that the maximum period of sentence cannot exceed one year or could be nothing.

“So it’s a range of sentence from one day to one year,” Kolbe said. “It also provides, at the conclusion of the sentence and probation, which of course we’re going to argue for everything (to be) completely suspended, that the judgment shall reduce (the charge) to a misdemeanor.”

Olson’s sentencing is set for 1:30 p.m. Nov. 21 in Marshall Superior Court I, with Special Judge Robert Bowen presiding.