Jeffrey Green, 48, of Brooklyn, who was sentenced on Tuesday, will also have a year of supervised release after pleading guilty to the assault in May, said Joon H. Kim, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York.
“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," said Kim.
According to Kim, on March 10, 2016, Green unlocked and opened the door of the unnamed victim's cell and entered it alone. He then grabbed the woman by her arms, held her against the wall of her cell, licked and kissed her neck, and fondled her breasts.
After the victim was able to push 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, Kim said.
He only stopped and left when he was interrupted by the arrival of another correction officer, KIm said.
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