Former Jail Guard Sentenced To 15 Months For Role In Online Child Porn

A former jail guard was handed a 15-month sentence Wednesday for his participation in what Justice David McCombs called an “an unsettling and repugnant subculture” of online pornographers.

Former Jail Guard Sentenced To 15 Months For Role In Online Child Porn

The judge called the chats and images that Matthew Hughes was accused of sharing and participating in, “chilling and unspeakable”, and said his most heinous crime was encouraging a woman to sexually assault her own grandchild so he could watch on a web-cam. The woman, a resident of the United States, followed through and was later convicted and jailed for her actions.

A doctor said during the trial that Hughes was not a pedophile, but had an erotic interest in children.

His sentence includes three years probation and he can’t be around children for the next 10 years.

He’s also been placed on the sexual offender registry for the next 10 years and has been forbidden from using the internet, or cell phones.

Hughes spent 51 days in pretrial custody, during which he claims he was forced to drink toilet water and wasn’t allowed to shower.  His attorney Barry Goldman told the judge he has concerns for his safety while incarcerated.

Guard Accused Of Sexually Assaulting 6 Inmates

Ex-Correctional Officer Faces 17 Counts Of Second-Degree Sexual Assault

FOND DU LAC, Wis. — New charges accuse an officer at Taycheedah Correctional Institution of sexually assaulting a sixth inmate at the women’s prison.


Jimmie Brown, 36, of Oshkosh, faces 17 counts of second-degree sexual assault by correctional staff after four more charges were filed this week.


Authorities said a detective spoke with the sixth inmate after 13 original charges involving five inmates were filed in April.


The criminal complaint alleges Brown raped one inmate and had consensual sex with the others at the prison while employed as a correctional officer between May 2007 and April 2008.


Brown’s lawyer William Meyer entered not guilty pleas on all the charges on Wednesday. He said there’s no physical evidence he knows of, just verbal accusations.


Corrections Counselor Arrested By Deputies

PORTLAND, Ore. — Multnomah County deputies arrested a counselor with the county’s corrections office Tuesday.


Authorities booked Dennis Allen, 57, into jail on charges of coercion, custodial sexual misconduct, official misconduct and supplying contraband.


Allen, a 19-year employee of the sheriff’s office, has been placed on administrative leave while the case moves forward.


According to court documents Allen inappropriately touched a female inmate

His arrest came from an investigation by detectives from Multnomah County and the Gresham Police Department. Deputies said their investigation lasted several weeks.


Since his arrest, Allen has been transferred to the Washington County Jail for safety reasons.


Allen was released on his own recognizance.


The identity of the victim in the case is unknown.