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Corrections officer fired for snapping nude pics of inmate

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Nude photo scandals aren't limited to Hollywood celebrities. It was late last month photos of an inmate during a strip search at the Mangilao compound circulated. The photos prompted Department of Corrections officials to launch an investigation to determine who snapped the nudes.

Now that the investigation is complete, here are the findings.

A corrections officer who confessed to playing photographer while on duty has been terminated. "The investigation has since been completed. A final adverse action was served to the employee at the Department of Corrections as of August 17," confirmed agency spokesman Jeff Limo. "The decision from the director of corrections was the dismissal from his current position of Corrections Officer I."

Limo confirms the termination took effect august 17.

He says the officer admitted to using his mobile phone to snap the inappropriate photos of an inmate during a strip search. "Four were placed on administrative leave. Four were initially investigated about the nude pictures being sent to Internal Affairs. All three have been cleared except for one, who during the investigation admitted to taking the photos.," he said.

According to KUAM News, sources the picture depicts inmate Keith Garrido smiling in the  nude and covering his private area with a hospital mask. Garrido is facing life behind bars for murder in addition to over a dozen other pending charges including home invasion, attempted murder, robbery, kidnapping and felonious escape.

While it doesn't appear that Garrido will be pressing charges against the officer, Limo tells KUAM News the case has been forwarded to the Guam Police Department for further investigation.

As for operations at the prison, DepCor is sending their message loud and clear by banning mobile phone usage on duty. Limo said, "You're not supposed to be on your phone for any apparent reason, especially up here in a correctional facility. It's very difficult. Its frontline, especially. Your job is to maintain order and security in the units."

The officer has 20 days from the date of his termination to file an appeal with the Civil Service Commission.

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