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FCI Danbury Correctional Officer Admits To Sexually Abusing Inmate

Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury.
Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury. Photo Credit: File

A Correctional Officer in Fairfield County has admitted to sexually abusing an inmate at the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury.

Carlos Sanchez, of Middlebury, pleaded guilty this week to sexually abusing an inmate at FCI Danbury earlier this year, U.S. Attorney John Durham announced.

According to court documents and statements made in court, Sanchez was employed as a correctional officer at FCI Danbury. On two occasions in July and August, Sanchez engaged in sexual activity with a female inmate at the prison.

Sanchez, 33, pleaded guilty to one count of sexual abuse of a ward. He remains released on a $50,000 bond and has resigned from the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Sanchez will face up to 15 years in prison when he is sentenced.

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