A former correctional officer has plead guilty to sexually abusing an inmate at the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury.
According to court documents, 33-year-old Carlos Sanchez, of Middlebury, was employed as a correctional officer at FCI Danbury.
Officials said on two occasions in July and August of this year, Sanchez engaged in sexual activity with a female inmate at the prison.
Sanchez pleaded guilty on Monday to one count of sexual abuse of a ward. It carries a maximum term of imprisonment of 15 years.
He was released on a $50,000 bond pending sentencing.
A sentencing date has not been scheduled.
Sanchez has resigned from the Federal Bureau of Prisons.
The incidents remain under investigation by the Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.