3 Federal Correction Officers Arrested for Alleged Rape, Sexual Abuse of Female Inmates

A federal prison lieutenant at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn has been busted for rape, and investigators clinched the case against him because of his nickname which involves an unusual attribute to his penis, according to court papers.

Lt. Eugenio Perez’s four victims separately gave investigators matching descriptions of this attribute, which is not described in the papers released Thursday.

Investigators obtained a search warrant that required Perez to drop his pants, confirming the women’s description, the documents state.

Perez is one of two lieutenants from the facility now facing a lifetime in federal custody themselves on charges they repeatedly raped female inmates in their offices.

A correction officer also has been arrested on similar charges, the papers say.

Perez had sex with five inmates, forcibly raping two of them and threatening the other three, according to court papers.

The other lieutenant, Carlos Richard Martinez, committed for a series of violent attacks on one prisoner who he’d summon to clean his office, officials said.

Martinez, a corrections lieutenant and former Marine, repeatedly used “physical force and fear” against the “terrified” woman between Dec. 2015 and April 2016, according to court papers.

Martinez began his attack on the woman by making her clean his office and nearby areas, papers say.

As she cleaned, he would make creepy comments, including suggesting to her “that she masturbate while thinking of him in the shower,” papers say.

He’d speak in Spanish to the victim, described in papers as a petite woman in her late 20s who was able to speak only minimal English. His behavior soon escalated to forcible sex, papers say.

“Before allowing Jane Doe to return to the unit where she was housed, the defendant warned Jane Doe not to tell anyone what had happened, telling her that she could receive additional time in prison if anyone found out,” papers say.

After this initial attack in Dec. 2015, Martinez continued to rape her at least 10 times more, papers say.

When he learned that she had made a comment against him during a phone call to a friend — and inmate calls are routinely recorded and reviewed for security reasons — Martinez angrily threatened her again with more prison time and told her to lie to investigators should they speak to her, papers say.

The abuse continued until her April 2016 release from the facility, papers say.

Also charged are Officer Armando Moronta, who is accused of repeatedly having sex with three female inmates in an office at the facility. He faces up to 15 years prison for each of the sex abuse counts against him.

The three are expected to be arraigned in Brooklyn federal court Thursday afternoon.

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