FORT WORTH, Texas — Matthew McGaugh,
49, of Hensley, Arkansas, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Reed
C. O’Connor to 12 months in federal prison following his guilty plea in July
2017 to an indictment charging one count of sexual abuse of a ward, announced
U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas.
McGaugh, who is on bond, was ordered to
surrender to the Bureau of Prisons on December 19, 2017.
According to documents filed in the case, on
November 1, 2016, McGaugh, who was a Bureau of Prisons (BOP) Case Manager,
engaged in multiple sexual acts with an inmate assigned to the BOP, Carswell
Federal Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas. At the time these sexual
acts occurred, the inmate was under the supervisory authority of McGaugh.
The Department of Justice Office of the
Inspector General investigated the case. Deputy Criminal Chief Assistant
United States Attorney Alex Lewis prosecuted.