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District of Connecticut

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, December 11, 2018

FCI Danbury Correctional Officer Pleads Guilty to Sexually Abusing Inmate

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Guido Modano, Special Agent in Charge of the Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General’s New York Field Office, today announced that CARLOS SANCHEZ, 33, of Middlebury, waived his right to be indicted and pleaded guilty yesterday before U.S. District Judge Victor A. Bolden in Bridgeport to sexually abusing an inmate at the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury (FCI Danbury).

According to court documents and statements made in court, Sanchez was employed as a correctional officer at FCI Danbury.  On two occasions in July and August 2018, Sanchez engaged in sexual activity with a female inmate at the prison.

Sanchez pleaded guilty to one count of sexual abuse of a ward, an offense that carries a maximum term of imprisonment of 15 years.  A sentencing date has not been scheduled.

Sanchez is released on a $50,000 bond pending sentencing.  He has resigned from the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

This matter is being investigated by the Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Anastasia E. King.

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Updated December 11, 2018