Justin Manford

Name The Problem

On December 7, 2009, Justin Manford, a detention officer at the Eloy, Arizona Detention Center employed by Corrections Corporation of America, while on duty and in uniform, forced Tanya Guzman-Martinez, a transgender woman housed in ICE detention,  to watch him masturbate into a styrofoam cup and then demanded that he ingest his ejaculated semen. Manford threatened that he could have Guzman-Martinez locked up in “the hole,” lengthen his detention, or have his deported to Mexico if he did not comply with his demands. The incident followed a history of Manford questioning Guzman-Martinez regarding his sexuality, whether he had a boyfriend, and whether other inmates had seen his breasts. Guzman-Martinez immediately reported the incident to CCA detention staff, ICE, and the Eloy Police Department.

On June 8, 2010, Manford was convicted in the Pinal County Superior Court for Attempted Unlawful Sexual Contact in violation of A.R.S. § 13-1419(A)(2).

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