Three male correction officers have been arrested on charges they sexually abused femaleprisoners at a federal prison in Brooklyn.
Prosecutors say one of the men, Carlos Richard Martinez, could face life in prison if he isconvicted of charges he repeatedly raped an inmate who he knew spoke minimal English, had fewvisitors and would eventually be deported.
According to the criminal complaint, Martinez was responsible for conducting rounds to identifyand deter staff sexual abuse and sexual harassment. He also educated staff regarding the PrisonRape Elimination Act (“PREA”) protocols and incidents.
Martinez is accused of