Multiple incarcerated women have come forward with stories about being allegedly raped, assaulted, and harassed after a correctional officer sold access to their housing area to male inmates for $1,000 per key.
In one Indiana lawsuit one inmate said, “not a single jail officer” intervened during the evening of Oct. 23 or the next day to help any female inmates.
A former corrections officer named David Lowe is said to have provided male inmates with a key to gain access to the women’s area of the jail. In total, 28 women have filed civil rights suits describing the violence that caused “horrific physical and psychological injuries.”
The suit alleges that multiple male inmates used keys they purchased for $1,000 from Lowe to enter the female pods where and “raped, assaulted, harassed, threatened, and intimated” the female inmates. David Lowe was charged with trafficking an inmate and aiding escape.