Former New Mexico jail officer gets prison for inmate sex abuse

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – A former tribal corrections officer in New Mexico has been sentenced to 30 months in prison for sexually abusing a female inmate and violating her civil rights.

Prosecutors say 22-year-old Trevor Hunt, of Paguate, also was sentenced to five years of supervised release.

He’ll be required to register as a sex offender for 15 years after completing his prison term.

Hunt was a detention officer at the Laguna Pueblo Detention Facility when he was accused of sexually assaulting the woman in the jail’s laundry room last May 23.

He pleaded guilty in the case in January.

Prosecutors say Hunt admitted the victim was in detention and under his custodial and supervisory control when he sexually assaulted her.

Hunt also admitted willfully violating the victim’s constitutional rights when he assaulted her.

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