Thursday, July 13, 2017

Atlantic County Corrections Officer Sentenced on Criminal Sexual Contact Charges

MAYS LANDING – An Atlantic County corrections officer was sentenced Friday in connection to charges of criminal sexual contact of a female victim serving a sentence at the county jail when the crime was committed, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced.
Atlantic County Corrections Officer Castulo Matos, 48, was sentenced by Judge Bernard E. DeLury to 5 years probation, as well as forfeiture of current and future public employment.
On May 17, Matos, a 21-year veteran corrections officer of Egg Harbor City, waived indictment and pled guilty to the accusation of Criminal Sexual Contact—a crime of the 4th degree.

The State alleges that Matos committed the act on or about December 5, 2016 against a female Atlantic County resident who was detained in the Atlantic County Justice Facility while Matos had supervisory power over her.
The victim reported the incident to Atlantic County Justice Facility staff on December 13, 2016, explaining that Matos had made sexual comments to her on several dates prior to his touching her improperly on December 5th. Officers of the Atlantic County
Department of Public Safety/Division of Adult Detention Investigations Unit and detectives of the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Official Corruption Unit conducted the investigation.

Matos was immediately suspended from his employment.


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