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Correctional Officer At Metropolitan Correctional Center Sentenced To 40 Months In Prison For Engaging In Abusive Sexual Contact With Inmates


On December 8, 2020, a former BOP Correctional Officer assigned to the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York, New York, was sentenced to forty months of imprisonment and two years of supervised release for one count of abusive sexual contact and one count of deprivation of civil rights under color of law.  Colin Akparanta was sentenced in the Southern District of New York.  According to the factual statement in support of the guilty plea, in or about September and October 2017, Akparanta used his position of authority at the facility to coerce a female inmate into submitting to sexual acts, causing physical pain to that female inmate.  In the plea agreement, the defendant also agreed that he engaged in abusive sexual contact, as defined under federal law, of five additional victims.  The investigation was conducted by the OIG’s New York Field Office and the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, with forensic assistance provided by the OIG’s Cyber Investigations Office.  

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