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Transport driver sentenced to life for sexual assault of AZ inmates

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A prison transport driver convicted of sexually assaulting two female inmates in Arizona has been sentenced to life in prison plus five years. U.S. District Judge D.P. Marshall on Thursday handed down the sentence to 53-year-old Eric Scott Kindley for the assaults and for knowingly possessing a firearm to further a violent crime. Kindley was convicted of sexually assaulting the women in 2014 and 2017 while transporting them between lockups on warrants. Kindley operated his own private prisoner transport company that contracted with local jails throughout the country to transport individuals arrested on out-of-state warrants. The federal investigation into Kindley began when two women, housed together at a small jail in Arizona, reported that he sexually assaulted them during two separate trips.