Bradford County

Florida State Prison employee accused of raping inmate was also pastor, according to church website

BRADFORD COUNTY, Fla. — The education supervisor of the Florida State Prison in Bradford County, Antonio Carlisle, has been charged with sexual battery and sexual misconduct after being accused of raping an inmate under his supervision, according to a release put out by the Florida Department of Corrections’ Office of the Inspector General.

Carlisle is listed on the Greater Truevine Missionary Baptist Church’s website as a senior pastor at the Lake City church.

Action News Jax reached out to the church for comment, but phone calls and emails were unanswered as of Friday evening.

According to the release, the FDC takes all allegations of abuse or mistreatment of inmates seriously and any employee found to have acted inappropriately or illegally will face the consequences of those actions.

Secretary Mark Inch said: “The charges against Antonio Carlisle are deeply disturbing and abhorrent. His actions are absolutely contrary to the core values of the Florida Department of Corrections. FDC is moving forward with his immediate dismissal.”

The FDC Office of Inspector General is responsible for ensuring all reports of misconduct are investigated. The FDC OIG continues to diligently investigate this case.

According to court records, on Aug. 6, 2019, Carlisle allegedly overpowered an inmate while he was assisting them with their education. Then the document says Carlisle penetrated the victim without consent and proceeded with sexual intercourse.

Jessica May

Jessica May

Jessica May is an assignment editor and digital content producer for Action News Jax.

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