FACES UP TO 15 YEARS IN PRISON AND A MAXIMUM FINE OF $250,000
A former correctional officer associated with Lexington, Kentucky's Federal Medical Center, pleaded guilty in late September to “sexual abuse of a ward.”
The man, D.S. (29), conceded that he “engaged in a sexual act with an inmate on one or more occasions.”
In a written statement released by the United States Justice Department, Deputy Attorney General Lisa O. Monaco noted that, “As this latest prosecution demonstrates through today’s guilty plea, the Department of Justice remains vigilant and dedicated to rooting out sexual misconduct at the Federal Bureau of Prisons …. Any employee of the Federal Bureau of Prisons who abuses their authority and mistreats those in their custody will be held accountable.”
Scheduled for sentencing on December 19, 2023, the officer faces up to 15 years in prison and a maximum fine of $250,000.
That was one tough act ….
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