CHARLESTON -- A woman is suing the West Virginia Regional Jail Authority after she claims she was sexually harassed, abused and assaulted by a correctional officer.
The West Virginia Division of Corrections, C.O. Joshua Fixx and an unknown and unnamed man were also named as defendants in the suit.
Danielle Marie Norris was incarcerated at the Eastern Regional Jail when she was sexually harassed, abused and assaulted by Fixx, according to a complaint filed April 16 in Kanawha Circuit Court.
Norris claims the unknown person conspired with, aided and abetted, acted as a lookout, served as an accessory before and after the fact and acted as a principal with regard to Fixx's actionable activities.
The state jail authority and Division of Corrections failed to intervene and protect Norris from harm, according to the suit.
Norris claims the defendants also failed to see to her safety and breached a duty to properly hire, supervise, train and retain staff.
The defendants knew or should have known that placement in the jail with Fixx exposed Norris to substantial risk of serious injury, according to the suit.
Norris is seeking compensatory and punitive damages. She is being represented by Charles S. Trump IV.
The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Tod J. Kaufman.
Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 12-C-663
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