EX-LIEUTENANT AT FEDERAL JAIL CONVICTED OF FORCING INMATES TO PERFORM ORAL SEX

A former jail guard in New York City was convicted of a series of vile sexual assaults on female inmates and now faces a possible sentence of life in prison.

Eugenio Perez, an ex-lieutenant at Brooklyn's federal Metropolitan Detention Center, was convicted Monday of sexually abusing five women in his jail from 2013 to 2016. He's the third guard at the complex to be convicted of abusing prisoners. Prosecutors said Perez called himself "Caballo," the Spanish word for horse, and that he treated the women "like they were his stable.”