The New York Post reports on a new Manhattan federal lawsuit which charges that a Rikers Island correction officer raped a female inmate while another officer watched.
The lawsuit alleges that a male inmate bribed an officer to leave him alone with the woman, identified as “Jane Doe,” on a Department of Correction bus. When the male inmate left, the officer raped the female inmate.
“Doe considered screaming out but chose not to scream because she realized that any officers who might respond from the [prison] were apt to be male and Doe was frightened that they might assault her as well,” the lawsuit states.
During the rape, which allegedly lasted 15 minutes, another correction officer got on the bus because the rapist allegedly said he wanted to give him a show.
The city Law Department spokesperson said they’d review the claims as soon as they received the complaint.