28 women have filed a lawsuit after they were allegedly assaulted and r*ped by male prisoners who bribed an officer.
Ex-corrections officer David Lowe and another jail staff in Jeffersonville, Indiana, are being sued by the group of victims.
According to reports, the women were subjected to a ‘night of terror’ by male inmates on October 24, 2021.
The male prisoners reportedly used the keys sold to them by Lowe to gain access to the women’s area where they couldn’t be identified. Then, they shouted and threatened the female prisoners, saying they would hurt them if they pressed the emergency call button.
20 of the victims have filed a lawsuit against Sheriff Jamey Noel in both his professional and individual capacity.
Eight more victims are suing Lowe, an unnamed jail staff, and the Sheriff’s Department.
The lawsuits claim Lowe gave the male prisoners access to the women’s wing in exchange for cash.
Clark County Jail participated in the Fly on the Wall documentary series for 60 days, in which volunteers pretended to be prisoners.
According to Law & Crime, an attorney for the woman said that “strategic cameras were left in the jail on the day of the incident.”
Law was investigated right away before being arrested.
At 11:30 pm, two male prisoners with face coverings came in and threatened to hurt or kill the women who would press the emergency call button.
More men then entered, groping and grabbing the victims while exposing their private areas. Some tried to hide in the dark corners.
The attack went uninterrupted for two hours, and at least two women were r*ped during the attack.
“As a direct and proximate cause of the actions of Defendants, (the female inmates) suffered horrific physical and psychological injuries,” the civil lawsuit said.
In a statement to Daily Mail, Clark County Sheriff’s Office said that the incident was a “result of the unforeseeable criminal actions of a rogue corrections officer.
“The individual in question chose to abandon his training, ethics and morals and made the unilateral decision to mortgage his career and future by allowing inmate access to the jail keys.”
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