Former inmate sues for sexual misconduct

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 29, 2011

CHARLESTON -- A former Lakin Correctional Center inmate is suing the West Virginia Division of Corrections after she claims she was sexually harassed, abused and assaulted during her incarceration.

Aramark Correctional Services, LLC; Keith Day; and John Doe were also named as defendants in the suit.

Sarah Roseberry was incarcerated in the facility and was sexually harassed, assaulted and abused by Day, according to a complaint filed May 26 in Kanawha Circuit Court.

Roseberry claims Doe conspired with; aided and abetted; acted as a lookout; and served as an accessory before and after the fact to Day.

The defendants allowed Roseberry to be raped by Day and were negligent in providing a reasonably safe confinement facility, according to the suit.

Roseberry claims Day used extreme cruel and unusual punishment upon her during her incarceration.

The defendants also negligently failed to establish and provide appropriate staff training programs to educate, train and prevent sexual harassment, abuse and assault from occurring, according to the suit.

Roseberry is seeking compensatory and punitive damages. She is being represented by Kerry A. Nessel and Timothy P. Rosinsky.

The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Paul Zakaib Jr.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 11-C-879

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