Updated at: 07/26/2013 5:35 AM
(AP) NEW YORK - A convicted sex offender has pleaded guilty to repeatedly using phony credentials to gain entry into New York City jails.
The New York Post ( http://bit.ly/17HthlL) reports that 36-year-old Yonkers resident Matthew Matagrano pleaded guilty Thursday to posing as a correction officer and sneaking into the Manhattan Detention Center.
During one of those visits, on Feb. 27, Matagrano assaulted an inmate and stole a $2,500 walkie-talkie. He also handed out cigarettes to inmates.
It’s not clear why the former inmate, whose rap sheet includes a conviction for sodomy and sexual abuse, wanted to get back into jails.
He faces 10 years behind bars at sentencing.
Information from: New York Post, http://www.nypost.com
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