CNMI: Guard at Kagman Detention Facility Faces Additional Charges

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Guam – In Saipan, a Federal Grand Jury has handed down a superseding indicted against Tyron Fitial charging him with additional counts stemming from criminal acts he allegedly committed while a guard at the Kagman Juvenile Detention Facility in Saipan.
According to a release from U.S. Attorney Alicia Limtiaco, the three-count superseding indictment charges Fitial with two counts of Deprivation of Rights under Color of the Law.  Counts One and Two charge that he kicked and struck minors and thereby forced them to engage in sexual acts while they were in the custody of the detention facility.  Both counts are in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 242.

Count Three of the indictment charges Fitial with Enticement of a Minor and alleges that he used the telephone to persuade, induce and entice a 13-year-old child to engage in sexual acts with him, which is in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2422(b).

Fitial remains in custody after District Court Judges Consuela B. Marshall and David O. Carter found that no condition or set of conditions would ensure his appearance at trial and the safety of the community.

Assistant United States Attorney James J. Benedetto is prosecuting the case.  The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.