2 former correctional officers indicted

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (KT) -- Two former Correctional Officers, who worked for the Bureau of Prisons’ Federal Medical Center in Lexington were named in separate indictments for federal civil rights and sexual abuse violations.


The U.S. Attorney’s office for the Eastern District of Kentucky says a federal grand returned an indictment charging Christopher Brian Goodwin, 45, of Winchester, with one count of deprivation of rights under color of law, one count of aggravated sexual abuse by force, seven counts of abusive sexual contact, three counts of sexual abuse of a ward, and one count of providing a prohibited object to an inmate.


The indictment says that on several occasions, between April and September 2019, Goodwin engaged in sexual conduct with four inmates in BOP custody.  On at least one of those occasions, he allegedly sexually abused an inmate by using a threat that if the victim did not comply, they would be subjected to death, bodily injury, or kidnapping. Goodwin is also alleged to have provided cigarettes to an inmate.


In a separate indictment, Hosea Lee, Jr., 42, of Phenix City, Alabama, was charged with two counts of deprivation of rights under color of law, two counts of aggravated sexual abuse by force or threat, eight counts of sexual abuse of a ward, two counts of abusive sexual contact, and one count of providing a prohibited object to an inmate.            


The indictment alleges that between August and December 2019, Lee engaged in sexual conduct with five inmates in BOP custody, and that he sexually abused two of the victims by using a threat that their families and children would be killed or harmed if they did not comply.  Lee’s indictment also alleges that he was a drug treatment specialist and illegally provided Suboxone to an inmate, among other prohibited items.           


If convicted, they each face up to one year in prison of the deprivation of rights under color of law charge; up to life in prison for the aggravated sexual abuse charges; up to 15 years for the sexual abuse of a ward charges; up to two years for the sexual abuse by force; up to 20 years for providing a narcotic to an inmate charge; and up to six months for providing other prohibited objects to an inmate.  


However, any sentence following a conviction would be imposed by the Court, after its consideration of the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and the federal sentencing statutes. 

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