Ex-prison transport officer indicted after 3 sexual assaults

Published 8:45 pm Thursday, June 29, 2017

PHOENIX (AP) — A federal grand jury in Phoenix has indicted a former prison transport officer who’s accused of sexually assaulting three female prisoners while threatening them with a gun.

U.S. Department of Justice officials say 49-year-old Eric Scott Kindley was arrested June 1 in Stockton, California. They say Kindley operates a company that jails hire to transport people who have been arrested on out-of-state warrants.

Prosecutors say Kindley assaulted the women separately while transporting them between states on separate occasions between January and May.

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The transports were California to Arizona, Alabama to Arizona and Mississippi to New Mexico.