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April 9, 2015

Former Corrections Supervisor at Gallup-McKinley Adult Detention Center Sentenced for Sexually Assaulting Female Inmates in His Custody

ALBUQUERQUE—John Greene, 70, a former captain at the Gallup-McKinley Adult Detention Center (GMADC), was sentenced today on charges related to sexual assaults of female inmates in his custody. In Nov. 2014, Greene pled guilty to three counts of violating each of three victims’ rights to bodily integrity by engaging in sexual contact against their will. Greene also pled guilty to two counts of making material false statements to the FBI when he denied touching the breasts of one female inmate and having personal contact with another female inmate. Greene was sentenced to five years of federal probation. As part of his sentence, Greene must forfeit his law enforcement certification and must comply with sex offender registration requirements.

According to court documents, Greene admitted that in his capacity as a captain at GMADC, he had regular access to female inmates when he accompanied them to court hearings, transported them to other facilities, and had them brought to his office. This regular access gave him the opportunity to engage in unwanted sexual contact with three different women in Dec. 2008 and Jan. 2009. Greene committed these acts, knowing it was wrong, against the law, and without the victims’ consent, but he did so anyway for his own gratification.

Greene also admitted that he lied to the FBI both when he denied touching the breasts of one of the woman in his custody for whom he was charged with touching in count one. He also lied when he denied having personal contact with yet another woman in his custody, not already listed in the indictment.

This case was investigated by the Gallup Resident Agency of the Albuquerque Division of the FBI and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Holland S. Kastrin for the District of New Mexico and Fara Gold of the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.

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