[REDACTED] v. Gwinnett County, Georgia et al. (USA)


A transgender woman filed a lawsuit after he was allegedly sexually assaulted by a deputy while in jail.

Former Deputy Duane Clark, 40, was fired and arrested for sexual assault of the inmate and violation of oath by a public officer following the 2012 incident. The now former inmate said the sexual assaults happened repeatedly for almost a month while he was in the jail during January 2012.

In the federal lawsuit: “Defendant Gwinnett County, which knew or should have known that transgender inmates are at greater risk of sexual assault by detention officers, was deliberately indifferent to the risk of harm to Plaintiff by not having policies and procedures in place to address that risk other than State Law penal statues.”  For example, the lawsuit claims no one was monitoring the surveillance cameras for the pod and there was not an second corrections officer assigned to the area.

Transgender man sues after alleged sexual assault by deputy _ www.wsbtv.


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