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Friday, January 20, 2017

Federal Grand Jury in San Antonio Returns Separate Indictments Against Two Former Central Texas Detention Facility-GEO Prison Guards

In San Antonio this week, a federal grand jury returned two separate indictments against former prison guards announced United States Attorney Richard L. Durbin, Jr., and Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge Christopher Combs.


On Tuesday, the grand jury indicted 35=year-old Barbara Jean Goodwin of San Antonio on one count of sexual abuse of a ward. According to Goodwin’s indictment, between February 2016 and August 2016, she allegedly engaged in sexual acts with a federal prisoner who at the time was under her custodial, supervisory, or disciplinary authority.


Upon conviction, Goodwin faces up to 15 years in federal prison and a maximum $250,000 fine. Goodwin was arrested last night without incident. Goodwin was released on bond following her initial appearance this morning.


The federal grand jury also indicted 28-year-old Ray Alexander Barr of San Antonio. Barr is charged with one count of providing contraband in prison. The indictment alleges that on December 27, 2016, Barr attempted to provide methamphetamine and alcohol to a federal prisoner.


Barr, who was arrested on a criminal complaint last month, is currently on bond. Upon conviction, Barr faces up to 20 years in federal prison.


These cases were investigated by deputies with the United States Marshals Service and agents with the FBI. Assistant United States Attorneys Sarah Wannarka and Christina Playton are prosecuting these cases on behalf of the government.


An indictment is merely a charge and should not be considered as evidence of guilt. The defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Updated January 20, 2017