Former Federal Correctional Officer Pleas Guilty To Sexual Relations With Inmate

By: US Department of Justice Email
By: US Department of Justice Email

News Release: US Department of Justice
Updated: April 22, 2014, 5:30pm

TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA -- Angel Santiago, 43, of Ambrose, Georgia, pleaded guilty today to knowingly engaging in a sexual act with a federal prisoner. The plea was announced by Pamela C. Marsh, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida, and Teresa M. Gulotta-Powers, Special Agent in Charge, United States Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General, Miami Field Office.

Plea documents reflect that, 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.

Santiago faces a maximum sentence of 15 years in federal prison. He is also subject to a term of supervised release of five years to life. Sentencing will be held July 10, 2014, in federal district court in Tallahassee.

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


News Release: US Department of Justice

TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA – Angel Santiago, 43, of Ambrose, Georgia, has been indicted for engaging in a sexual act with an inmate who was then under his custodial authority as a federal correctional officer. The indictment was announced by Pamela C. Marsh, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida and Teresa M. Gulotta-Powers, Special Agent in Charge, United States Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General, Miami Field Office.

The indictment alleges that the offense took place between 2010 and 2012, at the Federal Correctional Institution in Tallahassee. Santiago was arraigned in federal court today and a trial date was scheduled for May 6, 2014.

If convicted, Santiago faces a maximum sentence of 15 years in federal prison.

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

An indictment is merely an allegation by a grand jury that a defendant has committed a violation of federal criminal law and is not evidence of guilt. All defendants are presumed innocent and entitled to a fair trial, during which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.


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