Former Federal Correctional Officer Sentenced to Prison for Sex with Inmate

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News Release: Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force
July 22, 2014

TALLAHASSEE – Today Angel Santiago, 43, of Ambrose, Georgia, was sentenced to five months in prison and five months’ home detention for knowingly engaging in a sexual act with a federal prisoner. The sentence was announced by Pamela C. Marsh, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida, and Robert Bourbon, Special Agent in Charge, United States Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General, Miami Field Office.

While working as a correctional officer at the Federal Correctional Institution in Tallahassee, Santiago developed a romantic relationship with a female inmate. Several times a month between 2010 and 2012, Santiago would enter the inmate’s cell in the early morning hours and have sexual intercourse with her.

In imposing the sentence, United States District Judge Robert L. Hinkle observed that such offenses, “undermine the whole disciplinary structure” of federal prisons.

In addition to the prison sentence, Santiago is also required to register as a sex offender.

The case was investigated by the United States Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Karen Rhew-Miller

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