Enrique Chavez, one of the five prison workers accused of sexually abusing inmates at FCI Dublin, pleaded guilty on Thursday, October 27.
Chavez faced charges of one count of abusive sexual contact with a prisoner. He was a food service foreman when he molested an inmate behind the locked doors of the prison pantry. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, Chavez faces up to two years in prison and a $250,000 fine for his acts when sentenced on February 2, 2023.
“The public trusts correctional officers to act with integrity, but instead, Chavez used his position of power to sexually abuse an inmate under his supervision,” – Zacharay Shroyer, special agent in charge of teh Department of Justice Office of teh Inspector General in Los Angeles. [source]
Enrique Chavez is the third FCI Dublin worker to plead guilty to sexually assaulting inmates. Others found guilty include former chaplain James Theodore Highouse and recycling technician Ross Klinger.