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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Connecticut

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Fci Danbury Employee Pleads Guilty To Sexual Abuse Charge


Deirdre M. Daly, Acting United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that STEVEN WOLFF, 45, of the Bronx, N.Y., pleaded guilty today before United States Magistrate Judge Holly B. Fitzsimmons in Bridgeport to one count of sexual abuse of a ward.

According to court documents and statements made in court, WOLFF, while employed as a Utilities Systems Repair Operator Foreman by the Federal Bureau of Prisons at the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, engaged in sexual acts with one of the female inmates at the prison.  On multiple occasions between July 2011 and November 27, 2011, WOLFF and the victim met privately in the boiler area of the prison facility and engaged in sexual intercourse.  In addition, WOLFF provided contraband including hair dye, candy, greeting cards and over-the-counter medication to the inmate.  Contraband was also provided to another inmate who acted as a lookout during the illicit sexual activity.

WOLFF is scheduled to be sentenced by Senior United States District Judge Warren W. Eginton in Bridgeport on October 29, 2013, at which time WOLFF faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 15 years of imprisonment and a fine of up to $250,000.

This case was investigated by the Department of Justice Office of Inspector General and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Anastasia E. King.

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