Inmate Transport Driver Sentenced To Life For Sex Assaults

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A prison transport driver convicted last year of sexually assaulting two female inmates was sentenced Thursday to life in prison plus five years.

U.S. District Judge D.P. Marshall handed down the sentence to Eric Scott Kindley, 53, for the assaults and knowingly possessing a firearm to further a violent crime. Kindley sexually assaulted 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.