Former jailer sentenced for sexual abuse of county prisoner

October 18, 2021 GMT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A former Saline County jail was sentenced Monday to a year and a day in federal prison for sexually abusing an inmate.

Monty Roesler, 62, of Beatrice, pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a ward. He will also serve five years of supervised release.

Prosecutors said Roesler had sexual contact several times with a federal prisoner being held in the county jail in Wilber. He also was bringing contraband into the jail to ensure her silence, which is a crime, the Lincoln Journal-Star reported.

Roesler’s attorney, Tim Noerrlinger, asked for probation, noting that Roesler previously had a limited criminal record.

The woman has sued Roesler, Saline County and Sheriff Alan Moore in federal court.

Roesler was ordered to report for his sentence Dec. 15.