BENTON, Ill. – A former Illinois Department of Corrections officer was sentenced Monday for punching, kicking and choking a handcuffed inmate in 2016.

According to a press release from the U.S. Attorney for Southern Illinois, Dustin A Fleming was sentenced to four months in prison and fined $200 for his role in the crime that took place on Oct. 15, 2016. He pleaded guilty in July.

The release said Fleming kicked, punched, kneed and choked the inmate without any legal justification while serving as a prison officer at the Pickneyville Correctional Center.

After his release, he will be placed on two years of probation.