FORMER PRISON GUARD SENTENCED FOR SEXUALLY ABUSING INMATE
A former prison guard convicted of sexually abusing a female inmate at the Federal Correctional Institute in Danbury was sentenced to 10 months in prison Monday.
In a prepared statement, U.S. Attorney John H. Durham said 33-year-old Carlos Sanchez “engaged in sexual activity with a female inmate at the prison” on two occasions last July and August.
Sanchez, formerly of Middlebury, pleaded guilty in December to one count of sexual abuse of a ward.
The charge carries a maximum punishment of 15 years in prison, but a plea agreement in the case said federal sentencing guidelines called for a sentence of 10 to 16 months.
U.S. District Judge Victor A. Bolden handed down the 10-month prison sentence, to be followed by five years of supervised release.
Sanchez is free on a $50,000 bond and is required to report to prison on May 21.
This matter was investigated by the Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General and the FBI. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Anastasia E. King.