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Former New Mexico Jail Captain Sentenced for Sexually Assaulting Prisoners

On April 9, 2014, a New Mexico federal grand jury indicted former Gallup-McKinley Adult Detention Center captain John Greene, 70, on charges related to the sexual assault of three female prisoners at the jail.

Greene was charged with three counts of violating the civil rights of the prisoners by engaging in unwanted sexual contact with them. He also was charged with two counts of making material false statements to the FBI by denying that he touched the breasts of one prisoner and had personal contact with another.

The incidents of sexual misconduct allegedly took place between December 2008 and January 2009, when Greene transported the prisoners to other facilities and court hearings or saw them in his office. The false statements allegedly occurred in November 2011.

On April 9, 2015, following a guilty plea to three counts of violating the prisoners’ rights and two counts of lying to the FBI, Greene was sentenced to a five-year term of probation; he agreed to surrender his law enforcement certification and also must register as a sex offender. See: United States v. Greene, U.S.D.C. (D. NM), Case No. 1:14-cr-01142-JB.

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