Prison guard accused of sexually abusing inmates - Philadelphia News, Weather and Sports from WTXF FOX 29

Prison guard accused of sexually abusing inmates

Posted: Updated:
PHOENIX -

A federal prison guard in north Phoenix was arrested Wednesday and charged with sexually abusing two female inmates.

48-year-old Joe Martinez was indicted on 13-counts by a federal grand jury -- five counts of aggravated sexual abuse and eight counts of sexual abuse of a ward.

He's a former employee of the Federal Bureau of Prisons Correction Facility in north Phoenix, located just off the I-17.

Martinez is accused of sexually abusing two inmates he had control over in 2008 and 2010.

If convicted, he could face life in prison.

Powered by WorldNow

WTXF-TV
330 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106-2796

Phone: (215) 925-2929
Fax: (215) 982-5494

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices