A 29-year-old correctional officer in Ferguson, Missouri, has been accused of raping a pregnant woman while she was in his custody, and then setting her free.
A federal lawsuit has been launched, and the officer Jaris Hayden, has been so far released on $10,000 bail.
In the legal documents obtained by the Huffington Post, it is said that the victim, known as JW, was arrested last October after police stopped her for an expired license plate, and she also gave the officers a false name.
The victim claims Hayden frequently sexually harassed her before the rape. For instance, when taking her to Ferguson jail, he said, “You smell good” and “This will teach you a lesson.”
JW was visibly pregnant at that time.