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Correctional officer accused of sexually assaulting inmate at FCI Tallahassee

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Posted at 12:23 PM, Jul 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-09 12:23:46-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — A U.S. Bureau of Prisons Correctional Officer is being indicted on federal charges after being accused of sexually assaulting an inmate while on temporary duty at Federal Correctional Institution Tallahassee.

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, 38-year-old Phillip Golightly of Quincy has been charged with two counts of Sexual Abuse of a Ward.

The indictment alleges that in November 2019, while on-duty as a correctional officer, Golightly sexually assaulted a female inmate at Federal Correctional Institution Tallahassee, while the inmate was under Golightly’s authority.

Golightly is a correctional officer with the Federal Correctional Institution Marianna, but was at FCI Tallahassee on temporary duty.

If convicted, Golightly faces a maximum sentence of 15 years in federal prison per count.

The jury trial for Golightly is scheduled for August 24, 2020, at 8:15 a.m. before the Honorable Chief U.S. District Judge Mark E. Walker at the United States Courthouse in Tallahassee.