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Guard accused of sexually assaulting inmate

By Staff | Sep 16, 2014

MUNCY – A corrections officer at the state Correctional Institution at Muncy on Route 405 has been charged with allegedly assaulting a female inmate sexually at the Clinton Township prison, according to state police.

“Everybody has needs,” Jeffrey Lynn Geyer, 43, told the inmate after he had provided “contraband (office supplies)” to her last month, Trooper Tyson Havens wrote in an affidavit.

Haven alleges that Geyer encouraged the inmate to perform sexual favors for him in exchange for the contraband.

The two talked specifically of meeting at the building and going to a supply closet, out of view of any surveillance cameras, the trooper added.

Geyer and the woman walked into the building together about 5:30 p.m. and went to a closet that Geyer unlocked, Havens said.

Once the two were in the closet, Geyer exposed himself and fondled and kissed the inmate for about 15 to 20 minutes, Havens said.

“When the encounter ended, Geyer exited the closet, keeping the inmate locked inside until a short time later,” Havens said.

What Geyer did not know was that the inmate already had gone to the authorities in late August to report that he was putting demands on her in exchange for the contraband.

During an interview with state police Geyer admitted to having inappropriate contact with the inmate in a closet on the prison grounds, Havens said.

Geyer surrendered and faces a felony charge of institutional sexual assault and official oppression, a misdemeanor.

Assisting Havens with the case was Agent Suzann Hobart, a member of the state Department of Corrections Special Investigation Division.

At his arraignment, Geyer told the judge that he still was employed at the prison but “was suspended.” He was released on $50,000 bail.