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An Avondale man pleaded guilty to sexually abusing an inmate

An Avondale man pleaded guilty to sexually abusing an inmate

An Avondale man pleaded guilty to sexually abusing an inmate

PHOENIX — An Avondale man has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing an inmate at a facility where he worked, authorities said Monday.

Morris Gary Hibbitt, 51, was working as a security supervisor at the time of the crime, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Arizona.

He pleaded guilty to the felony on June 17, prosecutors said.

The woman he sexually assaulted was an inmate at a residential reentry center in Phoenix, prosecutors said.

The crime took place on May 21, 2023, at Behavioral Systems Southwest, prosecutors said.

The center helps inmates reintegrate into the community once they have served their sentence. Inmates at the facility are under the custody authority of the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

The victim was under Hibbitt’s supervision at the time of the sexual abuse, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Arizona.

Hibbitt will be sentenced on September 9.

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