- Associated Press - Sunday, August 28, 2016

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A former inmate is suing a Bernalillo County jail, alleging he was raped by his cellmate and mocked by guards.

The Albuquerque Journal reported (https://bit.ly/2bJmoez) Sunday that the ex-prisoner filed the lawsuit earlier this month against Metropolitan Detention Center, the county sheriff’s office and other officials.

According to the victim, the authorities were told of several similar unwanted sex acts.

The victim’s attorney, Shannon Kennedy, says no cases are being thoroughly investigated.

Jail spokeswoman Nataura Powdrell-Moore says all sexual assault allegations are investigated by the jail and the sheriff’s office.

Sheriff’s spokeswoman Felicia Romero says a team assigned to investigate sex crimes in the jail is looking into the case in the lawsuit.

She says allegations made in the last several months since the team was assigned have been unfounded.


Information from: Albuquerque Journal, https://www.abqjournal.com

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