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WDVA: Jail employee owes inmate $700k+ for sexual assaults (access required)

In a § 1983 action by a former jail inmate, default judgment was granted against a jail employee who failed to appear despite being properly served. The court found that the employee sexually assaulted and raped the inmate and, after an evidentiary hearing, awarded her more than $700,000 in compensatory and punitive damages. Findings of fact In ...