Rikers Island Prisoners Save Corrections Officer From Rape
A group of inmates rescued a female correction officer who was nearly raped by a hulking prisoner inside a locked vestibule on Rikers Island Saturday night, The Daily News has learned.
The inmates helped responding correction officers frantically tear away Plexiglas on the outside of the bubble-like watch post inside the Anna M. Kross Center at 8:15 p.m., according to multiple sources.
A skinny inmate slipped inside the so-called “A station” bubble through the small crack and opened the security door. A team of inmates then took down the assailant, Raleek Young, 27, until other officers arrived.
During the attack, Young, who is 5-foot-9 and weighs 290 pounds, pulled down his pants and began masturbating while choking the officer, court records show.
He dragged the officer into an adjacent bathroom and blocked her from opening the security door.
Apparently the attack was caught on video. Mr. Young made contact with the guard by saying he needed to retrieve a mattress from another unit that required he walk through a watch tower.
Oh yeah, Young is in prison for raping at 13-year-old girl.
Initially, jail brass labeled the attack a routine “use of force” incident, records show.
That infuriated officers at the facility, who demanded it be labeled a sexual assault.
On Sunday, officers at the facility refused to go to their posts at the start of the 3 p.m. shift, sources said.
Correction Officers Benevolent Association President Norman Seabrook came to the jail and persuaded his members to go back to work after he promised to take up their cause, sources said.
The union president is furious Young wasn’t instantly rearrested and hit with added charges. He claims staff at the Bronx district attorney’s office insisted the matter would be handled after the weekend was over.
These shady azz muhfuggas didn’t even want to classify the attack as a rape?! SMFH
Says Correction Officers Benevolent Association President Norman Seabrook:
“I appreciate (them) helping a sister officer because that could have been their mother, wife or sister,” Seabrook said, noting 90% of the inmates “are there to do their time and go home.”
God bless those prisoners. Burn in Hell, Raleek Young. Get well soon to the sexually assaulted officer.
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