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Federal Inmate Charged with Assaulting Corrections Officer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 16 , 2011

ERIE, Pa. - An inmate of the McKean Federal Correctional Institution in Bradford, Pennsylvania, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Erie on a charge of assault of a federal officer, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

The one-count indictment named Sean Edwards, 20, as the sole defendant.

According to the indictment presented to the court, on or about October 5, 2011, Edwards assaulted a corrections officer after refusing an order from the corrections staff.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 20 years in prison, a fine of $250,000, or both.  Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Christian A. Trabold is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

Officers of the McKean Federal Correctional Institution conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case.

An indictment is an accusation.  A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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