Former Correction Officer Sentenced To 9 Months In Prison For Violating Inmate’s Civil Rights Through Abusive Sexual Contact
Joon H. Kim, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that JEFFREY GREEN, a former correction officer at the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility for Women (the “Bedford Facility”), was sentenced in White Plains federal court to nine months in prison for violating the constitutional rights of an inmate through abusive sexual contact. GREEN pled guilty on May 5, 2017 to sexually assaulting an inmate at the Bedford Facility during the evening hours of March 10, 2016. GREEN pled guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul E. Davison, who imposed today’s sentence.
Acting Manhattan U.S. Attorney Joon H. Kim said: “Jeffrey Green, a former correction officer, sexually assaulted a female inmate serving time in a Bedford correctional facility. Incarcerated individuals, repaying their debt to society, are entitled to the same protections of the Constitution as the rest of us. For violating an inmate’s constitutional rights, Green will serve time in prison himself.”
According to the Information to which GREEN pled guilty, the related Complaint in which he was originally charged on February 15, 2017, and statements made in related court proceedings:
The Bedford Facility is a jail complex located in Bedford Hills, in Westchester County, New York, maintained by the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision. At the time of the assault, Victim-1 was an inmate incarcerated at the Bedford Facility.
On March 10, 2016, GREEN unlocked and opened Victim-1’s cell and entered it alone. GREEN then grabbed Victim-1 by her arms, held her against the wall of her cell, licked and kissed her neck, and fondled her breasts. After Victim-1 pushed GREEN away, he again grabbed her, pushed her against the wall of her cell, pulled up her shirt and bra and licked and kissed her neck, chest, and breasts. GREEN stopped and left Victim-1’s cell when he was interrupted by the arrival of another correction officer.
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In addition to the prison sentence, GREEN, 48, of Brooklyn, New York, was sentenced to one year of supervised release.
Mr. Kim praised the outstanding investigative work of the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision Office of Special Investigations and the Criminal Investigators at the United States Attorney’s Office. He also thanked the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office for its assistance in the investigation.
This case is being handled by the Office’s Civil Rights and Public Corruption Units. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Alex Rossmiller and Ellen Blain are in charge of the prosecution.
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