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CASE ENTRY

Rafferty v. Trumbull County, Ohio

Trumbull County, Ohio corrections officer regularly demands that 19-year-old inmate expose herself to him, masturbate. (She does.) Can her cellmate (who witnessed the whole thing and felt threatened by the officer after she told him she’d report him) sue the officer for creating a “sexually hostile environment”? The Sixth Circuit says no; that’s not actually a thing. (The other inmate is also suing; her case was heard on oral argument earlier this month at the Sixth Circuit.)


Tags: 2018, Eighth Amendment, Notice, Sixth Circuit

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