Thu Nov 29, 2012, 07:18 PM
The Straight Story (47,839 posts)
Girl's Rape (by correctional officer) Caught on Tape, Parents Say
Girl's Rape Caught on Tape, Parents Say
HOUSTON (CN) - A jailer raped a 15-year-old detainee after plying her with candy, and unknown to the jailer, it was caught on videotape, the girl's parents claim in Federal Court.
Michelle and Danny Hall sued Harris County, the executive director of its juvenile probation department Thomas Brooks and its former correctional officer Robert Robinson, for their daughter M.S.H.
The Halls say their daughter was jailed in the Harris County Juvenile Justice Center in downtown Houston for about two months.
"It was during this time when defendant, Robert Emerson Robinson, age 28, a juvenile correction officer assigned to the boys' unit at the HCJJC, began to approach M.S.H. and use his power as a corrections officer to form a relationship and 'groom' her for sexual advances," the Halls say.
"Despite being assigned to the boys' unit, Robinson visited the girls' unit as often as three times per week to speak and manipulate M.S.H. Robinson had no trouble accessing the girls unit or having a fellow colleagues cover for him when he decided to pay 'special visits' to plaintiff.
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Fri Nov 30, 2012, 01:48 AM
TheMadMonk (6,187 posts)
5. And then we get to the penultimate paragraph.
"The Halls want no less than $2 million damages..."
Excuse me, but it's their daughter who is the victim and who should be entitled to any damages/compensation monies. The ONLY thing these parents appear to be entitled to is a clue by four, but apart from the cardio-vascular workout it would probably be a complete waste of effort.
Prosecute Robinson and more importantly prosecute the hell out of the person(s) who looked the other way whenever Robinson visited the girl's unit. Prosecute prison management for criminal misconduct. However, the practice of awarding of financial compensation to "make it go away" does nothing to discourage the next would be institutional rapist. All too often, the perpetrator is "let go" or reassigned, and the terms of almost all settlements preclude publicity at a minimum, and all to often anything resembling actual criminal sanctions as well.