Inmate serving 97 years gets 28 more for sex abuse of officer

Inmate serving 97 years gets 28 more for sex abuse of officer

An unrepentant prison inmate already serving 97 years in prison was sentenced to an extra 28 years Monday morning for holding a prison guard hostage and sexually abusing her.

A Pima County Superior Court jury convicted Timothy Monk, 36, on aggravated assault, kidnapping, sexual abuse and promoting prison contraband charges in January.

Deputy Pima County Attorney Jonathan Mosher told jurors that on May 1, 2006, Monk lured a female corrections officer to his cell by telling her he wanted to turn over some black-tar heroin he had gotten from another inmate. As the guard turned to get another officer, Monk grabbed her, pulled her into his cell and held a homemade knife to her neck.

Over the next five hours, Monk demanded he be transferred from the Santa Rita Unit at 10000 S. Wilmot Road to a Montana prison, Mosher said.

When the guard refused to have sex with Monk, Mosher said, Monk repeatedly touched her inappropriately and performed a sex act in front of her.

The situation ended when prison officials from Phoenix presented documents to Monk informing him of the transfer, Mosher said.

Monk was not transferred to Montana but to a maximum-security facility in Florence, Mosher said.

Monk has been in prison since he was convicted at the age of 16 of seven felony charges in Maricopa County. The charges included rape and robbery.

Prior to Monday’s sentencing, Monk told a presentence report writer and Judge Richard Fields he wasn’t sorry for what he’d done and he didn’t care how much additional time he received. He also criticized the prison guard’s sexual prowess and said he didn’t care what impact the incident had on her life.

Monk told the presentence report writer he spends his days thinking about committing crimes and “getting away with it better.”

As he was led out of the courtroom, Monk shouted “I shall return!”

Monk’s victim, who still works for the Arizona Department of Corrections, was present at Monday’s hearing.

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