Capricornia Correctional Centre.
Capricornia Correctional Centre.

NAMED: 7 prison guards face court after CCC investigation

SEVEN officers from Capricornia Correctional Centre faced court yesterday for the first time after the state's corruption watchdog charged the guards following an investigation into the jail.

The seven officers are facing 12 charges ranging from misconduct to assault.

The Crime and Corruption Commission laid the charges after an investigation assisted by Queensland Corrective Services and the Queensland Police Service.

The investigation focused on allegations of corrupt practices in the Capricornia Correctional Centre by custodial corrections officers, supervisors and managers.

Yesterday was the first time the seven officers had their matters heard in Rockhampton Magistrates Court, each seeking an adjournment.

Arthur Edward Aspinall was charged with one count of disclosing a confidential document, which allegedly relates to a CCC hearing. His matter was adjourned until December 6.

Garth Phillip Grant was charged with two counts of misconduct in relation to public office. His matter was adjourned until December 16.

Keith William Johnson was charged with one count of misconduct in relation to public office. His matter was adjourned until January 22, 2020.

Neil Alfred Many was charged with one count of misconduct in relation to public office. His matter was adjourned until January 22, 2020.

Christopher John Muggeridge, a former coach of the Rockhampton Cyclones basketball team, was charged with three counts of misconduct in relation to public office. His matter was adjourned until January 20, 2020.

Philip John Story was charged with three counts of misconduct in relation to public office. His matter was adjourned until January 22, 2020.

Melita Jane Williams was charged with one count of common assault. Her matter was adjourned until December 19.


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