By a Biometrica staffer
A former Bureau of Prisons (BOP) Corrections Officer was sentenced to 42 months in prison and three years supervised release for sexually assaulting two women on multiple occasions, and for one count of making false statements to federal agents.
Adrian L. Stargell, 39, worked as an Education Specialist at the FCI-Aliceville facility in Aliceville, Alabama. He was sentenced in federal court in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, the US Department of Justice said in a statement.
Stargell had previously pleaded guilty to two counts of violating the rights of the women. He had made false statements to agents from the US DOJ Office of the Inspector General (OIG).
The Department of Justice will not tolerate corrections officers who sexually assault individuals whom they are otherwise supposed to protect and keep safe. The Civil Rights Division will continue to vigorously prosecute these cases and secure justice for victims of these egregious crimes.Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband
While he was on duty as an Education Specialist during 2017 and 2018, Stargell sexually assaulted the two women who were incarcerated at FCI-Aliceville, according to court documents. He 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, he lied by denying that he had any sexual contact with the victims.
Today justice was served for the victims of these egregious crimes. We will continue to aggressively prosecute those who abuse authority and prey on vulnerable people in their care.Interim U.S. Attorney Prim Escalona of the Northern District of Alabama
This case was investigated by the Department of Justice OIG Miami Field Office. Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert Posey of the Northern District of Alabama and Special Litigation Counsel Fara Gold and Trial Attorney Anna Gotfryd of the Criminal Section of the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice prosecuted the case.
Stargell abused his power, sexually assaulted two inmates, and lied to try to cover up his actions. Today, justice is served. He will rightly serve time for his egregious actions.James F. Boyersmith, Special Agent in Charge of the OIG Miami Field Office