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Former FCI Danbury Correctional Officer Sentenced to Prison for Sexually Abusing Inmate

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

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that CARLOS SANCHEZ, 33, formerly of Middlebury, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Victor A. Bolden in Bridgeport to 10 months of imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release, for 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.

On December 10, 2018, Sanchez pleaded guilty to one count of sexual abuse of a ward.

Sanchez who is released on a $50,000 bond, is required to report to prison on May 21, 2019.

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

Updated April 29, 2019