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federal lawsuit was filed by a woman, whose identity remains sealed, against a corrections officer who allegedly raped her while being held in custody.

Free Thought Project reports:

The officer, Jaris Hayden, faces four felony counts including corruption by a public servant, sexual contact with a prisoner, and permitting escape, according to the St. Louis Post Dispatch.

Hayden posted a $10,000 cash bond and was released the day he was arrested, Nov. 12. He is scheduled to appear in St. Louis County court for arraignment on Dec. 3.

The woman said she was arrested after a traffic stop in which she was charged with using a false name. During booking and after her bond was paid, Hayden led her into a remote spot and forced her to perform sex acts. He then sent her through a side door to avoid cameras. The woman’s sister took her to the emergency room immediately.

You can read the full complaint here.

The St. Louis dispatch reported that Hayden was indicted by a grand jury earlier in November and charged with the four felonies.

He was also fired from his job on November 19.

2 Responses

  1. ham

    Well…I guess the officer is guilty! Amazing, the “victim” can remain anonymous, while the accused is hung out to dry. Im not standing for the guard, just the fact that they are not being treated equally under the law.


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