A prison guard in Colorado says the prison guards have been instructed to “try to erase the history” of a rape that happened to him on the job in 2015.
The incident happened when he was guarding a facility for men who were involved in sexual assault.
The Colorado Department of Corrections has been ordered to pay a $25,000 settlement to the family of the victim.
The woman said she was sexually assaulted in a dorm room at the prison in January 2015 and was raped on her first day of working as a guard.
In her lawsuit, the woman said guards at the facility had told her to strip naked and that she was instructed to do so.
“They were telling me to go down to the basement, and that I had to lie on the ground and that we were going to make sure that I was completely naked,” the woman, identified in court documents as “Jane Doe,” told CBC News.
“The women said, ‘They don’t care about the history, they’re trying for the culture.
You’re going to be the victim again.'”
Jane Doe alleges she was assaulted by a prison guard at the Colorado Correctional Institution in Boulder, Colo., on Jan. 29, 2019.
(Photo: Courtesy of Jane Doe) Jane Doe’s story is a familiar one to anyone who’s read about sexual assaults at the federal, state and local levels.
The U.S. Department of Justice, in its annual report, cites more than a dozen documented cases in which guards assaulted women and girls at correctional facilities across the country, including at some of the country’s largest facilities.
At least 19 women have filed lawsuits alleging that guards at federal prisons in Utah, Alabama and Texas have assaulted them.
The allegations against Colorado’s prison guards include sexual assault on a female inmate in a locked facility, a former guard who claims he was assaulted and two guards who have been fired for sexually assaulting an inmate.
In response to the lawsuit, Colorado’s corrections department has agreed to pay the victim’s family $25-per-hour wages and to “reinvest in a safe, secure, secure environment” for the victim and her family, according to a statement from prison spokeswoman Kristina Sommers.
The settlement is contingent on the state agreeing to hire a full-time female guard and “do everything in our power to ensure that a safe environment exists for the survivor,” Sommer said in the statement.
The lawsuit filed against the Colorado prison department says it was “unfair” for Colorado corrections to have to pay for the lawsuit because it was filed after the settlement was reached, and because the victim had not yet reported her rape.
“I think it’s really sad,” said Jane Doe, who has since moved to California.
“You have people who are working in the same place and you can’t be sure that they’re going through the same trauma.”
The victim told CBC that she believes the settlement is part of a broader effort by the Colorado corrections department to cover up sexual assault claims that it has filed against other men.
“This is really about, ‘Are we going to cover for what happened to us, or are we going down the same path as other people who’ve been raped?'” said Jane Roe, the victim of the assault.
“We’re still trying to prove that this was a separate incident.”
“I’m still trying that I’m still looking for closure, and I still want justice,” she said.
A spokesperson for the Colorado Department to the U.N. Human Rights Committee said the state will not be commenting further until the settlement agreement is approved by a federal judge.