NEW City, N.Y. — Two jail guards in the New York Metropolis suburbs were indicted Friday on charges alleging they sexually mistreated non-white female inmates.
Christopher Taggart, 39, is accused of letting contraband into the Rockland County Correctional Middle and engaging in what prosecutors considered an “inappropriate marriage with female minority inmates.”
John Kezek, 35, is accused of sexually harassment. The two are billed with a number of counts of official misconduct, a misdemeanor, when Taggart also faces prices of promoting prison contraband, a felony.
Taggart is scheduled to be arraigned Aug. 11 and stays cost-free on his possess recognizance. Info on Kezek’s court date and legal professionals who could discuss on the men’s behalf was not outlined in court data.
A telephone selection for the county correctional officers’ union related alternatively to the county sheriff’s workplace.
District Lawyer Thomas Walsh claimed prosecutors commenced on the lookout into the therapy of female inmates after a defense attorney alerted his office about overwhelming and sexually harassment her shopper was enduring.
“Far also typically, female inmates are not regarded as to have the very same legal rights as all those of us who are going for walks the streets,” Walsh stated. “We just can’t allow for a systemic difficulty of feminine minorities becoming mistreated in our jails.”