- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 26, 2018

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Documents show Santa Fe County paid $125,000 in a settlement with a woman who says she was sexually assaulted by a jail guard while she was an inmate.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reports the woman said in a complaint that Nicolas Baca, who works as a guard, made sexual comments to her and eventually asked her to perform oral sex on him.

The woman said she agreed to be a participant in the sexual misconduct because she “was scared of Baca’s position as a corrections officer.”

A report by a Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office detective says Baca denied the allegations and no criminal charges were filed.

County spokeswoman Kristine Mihelcic confirmed Monday that Baca still works at the jail.

Baca said in an email that two investigations cleared him of all allegations.


Information from: The Santa Fe New Mexican, http://www.santafenewmexican.com

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