Sexual Assault By Police And Correction Officers
Under New York’s penal law, it is unlawful for a corrections officer to engage in sexual contact with an inmate. New York law makes it impossible for an inmate to consent to sexual activity because of the inherently powerless position prisoners are in when compared to prison guards. Therefore, any sexual contact, regardless of the guards’ claim of consent, is rape.
Both New York and Federal law allow recovery for inmates who are sexually assaulted by guards. It is a violation of the right to bodily integrity for an inmate to be sexually assaulted by a guard. Our New York prison rape attorneys have handled many of these cases. Often corrections officers believe they are above the law and that prisoners are their personal property. However, our New York civil rights attorneys can help you hold these guards and corrections officers accountable.