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NC Dept of Corrections Probation Officer Indicted for Civil Rights Violations
Dept Of Justice ^ | May 18, 2012 | Dept Of Justice Office of Public Affairs

Posted on 05/18/2012 6:21:16 PM PDT by Larry381

WASHINGTON—The Department of Justice announced that North Carolina Department of Correction’s Division of Community Corrections Probation Officer Willie James Steele, Jr., 47, was indicted yesterday on civil rights charges for violating the constitutional rights of a female probationer that he was supervising by coercing her into sexual acts on two separate occasions. Steele was indicted by a federal grand jury on two counts of deprivation of rights under color of law and one count of using and carrying a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence.

According to the indictment filed in the Western District of North Carolina, the Division of Community Corrections supervised offenders serving state probation in the state of North Carolina and provided courtesy supervision for offenders residing in this state but who had committed criminal offenses in other states. Steele supervised the victim, who had had her probation transferred from another state, and had the authority to recommend to a court or other agency that the victim be incarcerated or otherwise sanctioned if she violated the conditions of her probation.

The indictment alleges that Steele engaged in acts that resulted in bodily injury to the victim and constituted aggravated sexual abuse and that Steele used and carried a firearm during and in relation to that offense. It also alleges that Steele deprived the victim of her constitutional right to bodily integrity on a second occasion.

This case was investigated by the FBI and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Kenny Smith from the Western District of North Carolina and U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division Trial Attorney Shan Patel.

Individuals who have additional information or believe they may have been a victim of Steele’s conduct are encouraged to call the FBI Charlotte Office at 704-672-6100.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: fbi; probation

1 posted on 05/18/2012 6:21:26 PM PDT by Larry381
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To: Larry381

I was a probation officer. Never close the door.


2 posted on 05/18/2012 6:42:31 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: Larry381

I can’t find any mug shots or photos of the perp anywhere.

Willie?


3 posted on 05/18/2012 6:44:03 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Larry381
If proven in court, tall tree, short rope.

There should only be one punishment for government employees that stray into criminal behavior. They get paid and have better retirements than everyone else, they should be held to higher standard.

/johnny

4 posted on 05/18/2012 6:44:09 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Larry381

I cannot think of anything more stupid than having sex with a criminal that has been placed in your hands for their probation.

What have they got to lose by nailing you to the cross?

Even if they consent they are going to say they didn’t.


5 posted on 05/18/2012 7:13:23 PM PDT by Venturer
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