4/24/2014 11:31 AM
by Rebecca Turco
- A Ronceverte man and former prison employee pleaded guilty in federal court
in Beckley Thursday to abusive sexual contact with a female federal inmate,
according to U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin.
Goodwin said Jeffrey
S. Walton, 48, admitted that on one occasion in May or June of 2013, he touched
an inmate's breasts at the Federal Prison Camp at Alderson. He was acting as
the inmate's work supervisor at the Alderson facility at the time of the
Walton faces up to
two years in prison and a $250,000 fine, according to Goodwin. His sentencing
is scheduled for July 31.