CHARLESTON -- A woman is suing the West Virginia Division of Corrections, an unknown person and an employee of the WVDC for treatment she allegedly endured while incarcerated.

Patricia Kipp claims during her incarceration in Anthony Correctional Center, she was sexually harassed and sexually abused from 2005 until 2008 by Darrell Krinke, according to a complaint filed Nov. 13 in Kanawha Circuit Court.

Kipp claims she has suffered anxiety; humiliation; annoyance and inconvenience; invasion of privacy; emotional distress; pain and suffering; mental anguish; loss of her ability to enjoy life; future medical and pharmaceutical expenses; and other damages.

According to the suit, the West Virginia Division of Corrections was negligent in failing to supervise, train and hire Krinke and an unknown person; negligently staffed the correctional center; negligently failed to intervene on Kipp's behalf; and negligently retained Krinke and Doe's employment.

Kipp is suing for compensatory and punitive damages. Kerry A. Nessel is representing her.

The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Jennifer Bailey.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 09-C-2121

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