News channel 5 out of Cleveland, Ohio reports that a corrections officer was sentenced to four years for sexually assaulting inmates in the jail’s mental health unit.
Andre Bacsa, a Cuyahoga County Jail corrections officer pled guilty to two counts of felony sexual battery, one count of sexual imposition, and one count of unlawful restraint. Bacsa was sentenced to four years in jail and will have to register as a sex offender.
Court records show that Bacsa sexually assaulted three men between June 1 and June 17, 2021. His attorney claims that “some of the victims were willing participants”.
“It is consensual sex between two adults, full-grown adults,” Jay Milano, the defense attorney insisted.
One of the victim’s mothers told the judge that Bacsa is a predator who preyed on emotionally fragile victims, “What he did to my son and the other victims was heinous and it was deplorable”.
Judge Joan Synenberg said that she didn’t hear any remorse from Basca who testified that he considered the victims to be his friends. “You lost your way. You are not there to have relationships with them. You are their keeper. You are there to protect them. You are there in a position of power are trust. The lines aren’t blurred. You completely crossed the line,” she said in court.
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