DENVER — A woman who says she wore a hidden mike to help build a case against a Denver Women’s Correctional Facility canteen supervisor accused of sexually harassing and assaulting inmates has sued prison investigators because the man was not charged for groping her crotch during the sting.
“They used her as human bait and allowed her to be sexually assaulted while she was wearing a wire,” Denver civil rights attorney David Lane said Wednesday. “He disappears from the Department of Corrections, but no criminal charges are filed. Why wasn’t he charged?”
Late Tuesday, Lane’s law firm filed a civil claim in U.S. District Court in Denver on behalf of Susan Ullery, 32, against the former supervisor, Bruce Bradley; Rick Raemisch, the executive director of the Colorado Department of Corrections; Warden David Johnson; Capt. Ramona Avant; and two investigators.
The lawsuit accuses supervisors, including Raemisch, of “reckless and callous indifference” despite the prison having the highest rate of sexual assault of prisoners by correctional officers in the nation.
A spokesman for the state Department of Corrections did not return a request for comment Wednesday.