Former Prisons Corrections Officer Pleads Guilty to Sexually Assaulting Women - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE

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Thursday, April 30, 2020

Former Prisons Corrections Officer Pleads Guilty to Sexually Assaulting Women


WASHINGTON – Adrian L. Stargell, 39, a former Bureau of Prisons (BOP) corrections officer who worked as an education specialist at the FCI-Aliceville facility in Aliceville, Alabama, on Thursday pleaded guilty in federal court in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. 

Stargell pleaded guilty to two counts of violating the rights of two women whom he sexually assaulted on multiple occasions and one count of making false statements to federal agents from the U.S. Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General (OIG).

“The Department of Justice will not tolerate prison officials who abuse their positions of power to sexually assault individuals in their custody,” said Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband. “The Civil Rights Division will continue to vigorously prosecute these cases and secure justice for victims of these egregious crimes.” 

“Sexual assault is as despicable as it is illegal,” said U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town from the Northern District of Alabama. “We will not tolerate this abhorrent behavior.  Our resolve must instead be to bring the full weight of our system of justice to every predator among us.”

“Stargell’s job was to help advance inmates’ rehabilitation through education,” said James F. Boyersmith, Special Agent in Charge of the OIG Miami Field Office.  “Instead, he abused his power, sexually assaulted two inmates, and lied to try to cover up his actions. This kind of conduct will not be tolerated. Special Agents at the Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General will continue to ensure that anyone who commits these kinds of despicable acts are brought to justice.”

According to court documents, during 2017 and 2018, while on-duty as an education specialist, Stargell sexually assaulted two different women who were incarcerated at FCI-Aliceville, the Department of Justice (DOJ) said in a release sighted by The Daily Crucible.

 Stargell admitted that he knew what he was doing was wrong and against the law, yet he did it anyway. When OIG agents interviewed Stargell about the allegations of sexual misconduct, Stargell lied by falsely denying having any sexual contact with the victims.

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