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Federal Inmate Pleads Guilty To Assaulting Corrections Officer

August 27, 2018

SCRANTON — A federal inmate pleaded guilty Friday to assaulting a corrections officer at United States Penitentiary at Canaan last year.

In court proceedings before U.S. District Court Judge Malachy E. Mannion, Orlando Hernandez, 33, admitted to kicking and headbutting the officer during a disciplinary hearing on Jan. 27, 2017, federal prosecutors said.

A sentencing date has yet to be determined.

— CLAYTON OVER

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