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Former Federal Prison Official Pleads Guilty to Sex Offenses

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of West Virginia

BECKLEY, WV—United States Attorney Mike Stuart announced today that a former Federal Bureau of Prisons official pled guilty to unlawfully engaging in sexual activity with female inmates at the Federal Prison Camp at Alderson.  Stuart commended the investigation conducted by the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), the Department of Justice Office of Inspector General and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). 

“The Federal Bureau of Prisons is charged with protecting public safety by ensuring federal offenders serve sentences of imprisonment in safe, secure and humane facilities,” said United States Attorney Mike Stuart.  “Grimes’ criminal conduct undermines the very mission of the organization and is not representative of the professionalism BOP expects from employees.  Prosecution of cases like this helps to ensure the protection of federal inmates and the integrity of the criminal justice system.”

Jarred Grimes, 39, of Inverness, Florida, pled guilty to four counts of sexual abuse of a ward and two counts of abusive sexual contact involving a ward.  Grimes admitted to having sexual intercourse with four inmates and other sexual activity with two other inmates between about November 2016 and December 2017.  Grimes was a captain when the crimes occurred, and was in charge of all correctional and security functions at the prison.  Under federal law, the inmates were not capable of giving consent to engage in any sexual activity with Grimes.  Grimes resigned from the Bureau of Prisons in December 2017.  Under the terms of his plea agreement, he faces up to ten years in prison when he is sentenced on October 17, 2018. 

Assistant United States Attorney John File is handling the prosecution.  United States District Judge Irene C. Berger presided over the plea hearing.


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Updated June 26, 2018