A former prison guard was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison after admitting he sexually abused female inmates at the Federal Prison Camp in Alderson.
Jarrod Grimes, 40, of Inverness, Florida, was sentenced on Jan. 9 by U.S. District Judge Irene Berger, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart’s office. Grimes, a former captain in the U.S. Bureau of Prisons, pleaded guilty in June to four counts of sexual abuse of a ward and two counts of abusive sexual contact involving a ward.
The incidents occurred between November 2016 and December 2017. According to federal law, inmates are not legally capable of giving consent to engage in sexual activity with Grimes, the release states.
Grimes, at the time, was in charge of the correctional and security functions at the prison, according to the release. He resigned from the Bureau of Prisons in December 2017.
Berger’s sentence of Grimes also included 10 years of supervision upon his release from prison.
Assistant U.S. Attorney John File handled the prosecution. The Federal Bureau of Prisons, Office of the Inspector General of Department of Justice and the FBI investigated the matter.