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Published on June 21, 2017

772 Rapes By Prison Staff At Rikers Island in 2016

What in the hell is up with Rikers Island? 772 REPORTED sexual assaults by prison staff against inmates just in 2016 and that place is still operating? It’s like rape city over there and officials keep looking the other way! WTF?!

Rikers Island Guard Not Jailed Despite Admitting that he Sexually Assaulted Female Inmate

Former city correction officer, Jose Cosme, 36, will not be serving any jail time despite pleading guilty to assaulting a female inmate when he was working for Rikers Island as a guard.

In a deal which saw the offender serve probation for 10 years and …

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Stunning surge in inmates accusing NYC correction officers of sexual abuse

The number of city inmates alleging sexual abuse and harassment by correction officers has more than quadrupled over the past three years, records released Tuesday show.

Complaints filed by detainees against jail staffers spiked from 163 in 2014 to 772 …

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Brooklyn Prison Supervisors Charged With Sexually Assaulting Inmates

As prison officials and reformers have stepped up efforts to reduce rape behind bars, they have looked to the supervisors who keep watch over prisoners — and prison guards — to help curb the scourge of sexual abuse.

The only problem? THOSE are the perpetrators!

On Thursday, federal prosecutors …

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$1.2 Million City Settlement With Rikers Inmates Who Accused Guard of Rape

The Rose M. Singer Center, the jail on Rikers Island that houses female inmates.

The city settled a case involving two inmates who claimed they were raped repeatedly by a guard there.

New York City has …

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Rikers guard settles sex assault lawsuit with two female inmates

A Rikers Island correction officer accused of sexually assaulting two inmates has settled the victims’ case against him, lawyers for the women said Monday.

Benny Santiago, 55, was accused of repeatedly raping two women in the jail’s Rose M. Singer …

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Rikers Corrections Officer Accused of Raping Inmates for Years to Stand Trial

Benny Santiago, a corrections officer at Rikers Island who is accused of repeatedly raping female inmates while on duty, is slated to stand trial on Tuesday, May 9.

According to a suit filed in 2015, Santiago sexually assaulted two inmates, referred to …

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NYC settles lawsuit with two women who accused Rikers Island correction officer of rape

Two women who were inmates at Rikers Island settled their lawsuit with the city.

But the correction officer accused of raping them is still headed to trial.

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Rikers correction officer already accused of raping two inmates impregnated another woman behind bars

A Rikers Island correction officer accused of raping two female inmates impregnated another woman behind bars, shocking new court papers allege.

Correction Officer Benny Santiago was slapped with a Manhattan federal lawsuit in May 2015 over …

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Physician’s assistant indicted on charges of raping four Rikers Island inmates

A Rikers Island physician’s assistant allegedly raped four inmates for over a year, authorities said Monday.

Sidney Wilson, 60, was indicted on 43 counts of rape, sexual abuse and related crimes, said Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark.

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Rikers Island correction officer, 43, charged with repeatedly raping child

Cops have busted a veteran Rikers Island correction officer on allegations he repeatedly raped a child, authorities said Wednesday.

Jose Urena, 43, was taken into custody while off-duty in the Bronx around 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, police said.

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A Rape Accusation at Rikers Island’s Women’s Prison, Among the Worst in the Nation for Sexual Abuse

Any sex between a guard and an incarcerated person—who cannot legally consent—is rape.

The woman the New York Daily News has identified as the victim, Jacqueline Healy, has said that the guard, a nine-year veteran of Rikers named Jose Cosme, …

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