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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of New York

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Former Federal Correctional Officer Sentenced To Seven Years For Sexually Abusing An Inmate

While Overseeing Inmates at the Metropolitan Correctional Center, the Defendant Forcibly Sexually Abused a Female Inmate

Earlier today at the federal courthouse in Brooklyn, New York, Rudell L. Clark Mullings, a former federal correctional officer at the Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC) in Manhattan, was sentenced to seven years’ imprisonment by United States District Judge Edward R. Korman.  

On February 14, 2015, Mullings was working as a correctional officer at the MCC.  On that day, he was tasked with overseeing a female inmate, who was cleaning the hallways and corridors of the MCC.  Mullings approached the inmate and sexually assaulted her in the corridor.  Thereafter, Mullings returned to the hallway to ensure no security cameras had caught the assault.  A DNA test later confirmed that Mullings had engaged in sex with the victim. 

Mullings pled guilty to sexual abuse of an inmate on November 23, 2015.

The sentence was announced by Robert L. Capers, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, and Ronald G. Gardella, Special Agent in Charge, United States Department of Justice, Office of the Inspector General, New York Field Office.

In announcing the sentencing, Mr. Capers extended his grateful appreciation to the Office of the Inspector General.

The government’s case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Hiral D. Mehta. 

The Defendant:

Age:  54
Brooklyn, New York

E.D.N.Y. Docket No. 15-CR-538 (ERK)

Updated May 4, 2016