A jury has found San Joaquin County Correctional Officer, Zachary Simmons, guilty of multiple felony counts of “sexual penetration with force or fear and sexual activity with a confined adult in a detention center, as well as a misdemeanor charge of communicating with a prisoner without consent”.
The San Joaquin District Attorney released a statement detailing the following:
“According to court documents, the victims were sexually assaulted while incarcerated at the San Joaquin County Jail. Once this information was disclosed, San Joaquin County Sheriff’s detectives in the sexual assault unit conducted an investigation. The case was then sent to the District Attorney’s Office for review and prosecution. The San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Office would like to recognize the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office for their participation in the investigation, Deputy District Attorney Samagnya Duvvuri and District Attorney Investigator Larry Fluty for their dedication to seeking justice for the victims in this case”.