Jury Convicts Federal Correctional Officer for Sexual Abuse of Two Female Inmates

A federal jury convicted a federal correctional officer of five counts involving sexually abusive conduct against two female victims who were servi...

June 7, 2023
5:14 AM

A federal jury convicted a federal correctional officer of five counts involving sexually abusive conduct against two female victims who were serving prison sentences. U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers presided over the trial. John Bellhouse, 40, formerly of Pleasanton, California, was initially charged with sexual abuse of an inmate on Feb. 17, 2022. A federal grand jury issued a superseding indictment on Sept. 29, 2022, charging Bellhouse with two counts of sexual abuse and three counts of abusive sexual contact.