A teenage girl is claiming that she was groped by an inmate while she and other classmates went on a tour of a prison
Tia, whose exact age and last name have not been released, was on a tour of the Metropolitan Detention Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico when an inmate inappropriately touched her.
The prison has now released the security footage from the visit but she says that the camera angles don’t show the incident. The security footage of the September tour was obtained by local station KOB and Tia looked over the video, pointing out where she was in the group of students.
The students were seen wearing an all-blue uniform provided by the prison in order to help them stand out against the bright orange jumpsuits worn by the inmates.
The alleged groping incident- that also included verbal abuse and hitting- took place when the tour group was in an open area where the inmates were able to walk around as well. ‘I feel like they put you in that area so you can’t be caught on camera for anything,’ Tia said.
The video camera does not pan down far enough to see the reported assault, showing just the tops of the students heads instead.