Sex Assault Allegations At KY Private Prison


The Corrections Corporation of America has asked a federal judge to dismiss the lawsuit of a Kentucky woman who says she was raped while a prisoner at the company’s Otter Creek Correctional Center in Wheelwright, Ky., reports the Lexington Herald-Leader. The facility is at the center of investigations by Kentucky and Hawaii into allegations of repeated sexual assaults. The inquiries were prompted in part by the reported rape of a Hawaiian woman at the prison in June.

CCA said it is cooperating with the investigations. “CCA has a zero-tolerance policy for inappropriate contact between staff and inmates and takes any such allegations seriously,” said Steve Owen, a spokesman for the Nashville-based company. “We will support full prosecution under the law for any criminal activity detected.”

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