- Associated Press - Thursday, October 6, 2016

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) - A former northeastern Pennsylvania prison guard has filed a federal lawsuit alleging she was fired for testifying in the civil case of a woman who was sexually abused by another guard.

The Times-Tribune in Scranton reports (https://bit.ly/2dUZBPC ) Casey Calpin says in her lawsuit against Lackawanna County that she was fired as retaliation for giving a deposition in the case of a woman who sued the county for abuse against her by former guard Joseph Black.

Black was sentenced to up to eight years behind bars for sexually assaulting the woman and several others.

Calpin’s lawsuit alleges the prison fired her for providing truthful testimony.

An attorney for Lackawanna County says the lawsuit is frivolous and she was fired because she withheld pertinent information when prison officials questioned her about the allegations.

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Information from: The Times-Tribune, https://thetimes-tribune.com/

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