An associate warden at the Central California Women’s Facility in Chowchilla was arrested Monday on suspicion of sexually abusing a minor, the Madera County Sheriff’s Office said.
Travis Wright, 45, of Coarsegold, was taken into custody Monday morning and booked on several sex-related offenses, the sheriff’s office said. The crimes are not related to his position with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Wright is not suspected of having committed any crimes at the prison.
Wright started as a correctional officer at the prison in 1996 and his most recent position was associate warden of business services, prison spokeswoman Terry Thornton said. His most recent position mostly involved handling fiscal issues, Thornton said.
The arrest is the result of a months-long investigation into crimes that allegedly took place years earlier and were just recently reported, the sheriff’s office said.