ACTS INCLUDED “DIGITALLY PENETRATING” AN INMATE’S “ANUS BY USE OF FORCE”
Between May 2019 and May 2021, a corrections officer (54) is said to have engaged in some twelve incidents of “illegal physical contact and acts” with inmates at Federal Correctional Institution, located in Dublin, California. Among other things, he is accused of “digitally penetrating a victim’s anus by use of force.”
In May, the officer appeared before a judge of the Northern District of California, after a jury returned a 12-count indictment which consisted of “five counts of sexual abuse of a ward, six counts of abusive sexual contact, and one count of aggravated sexual abuse.” (He is next scheduled to return to court on July 10.)
If convicted, he faces up to life in prison for aggravated sexual abuse, up to 15 years for each count of sexual abuse, and up to two years for each count of abusive sexual contact. In addition to supervised release, he could be fined up to $250,000 for each count, ordered to make restitution, and hit with “additional assessments.”
In a written statement, Deputy Attorney General Lisa O. Monaco, observed, “The charges announced today are the latest in the Justice Department’s campaign to root out sexual misconduct within the Bureau of Prisons [BOP] ….. As alleged, [the officer] exploited his authority to sexually abuse three vulnerable victims in custody at FCI Dublin. To enforce the BOP’s dual mission of providing a safe, humane environment for those in custody while preparing them to return to society, we will hold accountable all BOP personnel who abuse their authority.”
Looks like the officer got the finger, there.
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