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Former Bureau of Prisons Employee Sentenced For Sex Offense

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Arizona

     PHOENIX – On July 18, 2016, James Toadvine, Jr., 50, of Goodyear, Ariz., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Diane J. Humetewa to 12 months in prison.  Toadvine had previously pleaded guilty to abusive sexual contact with an inmate under his supervision.

     Toadvine worked as a Recreational Specialist at the Bureau of Prisons’ women’s camp in Phoenix, Ariz.  Between January and April, 2015, Toadvine engaged in sexual contact with a female inmate who he supervised at the camp.  Judge Humetewa, in imposing the prison term, noted that inmates in a prison setting are a vulnerable population.

     The investigation in this case was conducted by the Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General.  The prosecution was handled by Gayle L. Helart, Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Arizona, Phoenix.


CASE NUMBER:           CR-2:15-cr-01535-DJH-1 

RELEASE NUMBER:    2016-055_Toadvine


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Updated July 19, 2016

Public Corruption
Press Release Number: CR-2:15-cr-01535-DJH-1 / 2016-055_Toadvine