Wesley Chapel Woman Convicted Of Sexual Abuse Of Inmate While Employed As A Prison Guard

Ocala, Florida – United States Attorney Roger B. Handberg announces that a federal jury has found Fiona Eyana Palmer (39, Wesley Chapel) guilty of sexual abuse of an inmate. Palmer faces a maximum penalty of 15 years in federal prison. Her sentencing hearing will be scheduled for a later date. Palmer had been indicted on December 20, 2022.

According to testimony and evidence presented at trial, Palmer was employed as a correctional officer at the Coleman Federal Correction Complex when she engaged in sexual acts with an inmate at the prison. In two recorded phone calls between Palmer and the inmate, Palmer discussed the sexual acts and offered to send money to one of the inmate’s relatives.

This case was investigated by the Department of Justice Office of Inspector General. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys William S. Hamilton and Hannah Nowalk.

Originally published at https://www.justice.gov/usao-mdfl/pr/wesley-chapel-woman-convicted-sexual-abuse-inmate-while-employed-prison-guard

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