Cocke County jail inmates indicted on...

Cocke County jail inmates indicted on charges including sexual assault

There are 11 comments on the Knoxville News Sentinel story from Mar 2, 2012, titled Cocke County jail inmates indicted on charges including sexual assault. In it, Knoxville News Sentinel reports that:

NEWPORT, Tenn. - A half-dozen Cocke County jail inmates have been indicted on felony charges in connection to an alleged jail rape that took place last year, authorities said.

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whatbs

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#1 Mar 3, 2012
so this lawsuit a joke right? no way are taxpayers gonna have to pay bc some inmate got a little rowdy- the boy was cleared at the hosptal and went on workrealease 4 hrs later wtf
Lawresearcher

Knoxville, TN

#2 Mar 4, 2012
The Sheriff said it was a hazing
(49-7-123. Hazing prohibited.
(1) "Hazing" means any intentional or reckless act in this state on or off the property of any higher education institution by one (1) student acting alone or with others that is directed against any other student, that endangers the mental or physical health or safety of that student or that induces or coerces a student to endanger the student's mental or physical health or safety. "Hazing" does not include customary athletic events or similar contests or competitions and is limited to those actions taken and situations created in connection with initiation into or affiliation with any organization.
(2) "Higher education institution" means a public or private college, community college or university. incident.
(NOT A JAIL)
The Grand Jury Said it was Aggravated Sexual Battery
39-13-504. Aggravated sexual battery.
(a) Aggravated sexual battery is unlawful sexual contact with a victim by the defendant or the defendant by a victim accompanied by any of the following circumstances:
(1) Force or coercion is used to accomplish the act and the defendant is armed with a weapon or any article used or fashioned in a manner to lead the victim reasonably to believe it to be a weapon;
(2) The defendant causes bodily injury to the victim;
(3) The defendant is aided or abetted by one (1) or more other persons; and
(A) Force or coercion is used to accomplish the act;

and False Imprisonment
39-13-302. False imprisonment.
(a) A person commits the offense of false imprisonment who knowingly removes or confines another unlawfully so as to interfere substantially with the other's liberty.
(b) False imprisonment is a Class A misdemeanor.

So yes I would say that this lawsuit will cause a problem and result in some type of monetary settlement.
oh no

United States

#3 Mar 5, 2012
Wait till you see the county's cost for this one. That's you and me. We pay. Your road isn't paved and you don't have city water and the schools need new books. But we 're gonna pay some low life criminal big bucks in this lawsuit. Watch and see.
really

Kingston, TN

#4 Mar 5, 2012
oh no wrote:
Wait till you see the county's cost for this one. That's you and me. We pay. Your road isn't paved and you don't have city water and the schools need new books. But we 're gonna pay some low life criminal big bucks in this lawsuit. Watch and see.
If the jailers had been doing their jobs this would have never happened..so since they work under the Sheriff then guess who should take the blame !!
all you women r nuts

Memphis, TN

#5 Mar 5, 2012
really wrote:
<quoted text>
If the jailers had been doing their jobs this would have never happened..so since they work under the Sheriff then guess who should take the blame !!
then the damn sheriff should pay it not the taxpayers!!!
I Know

Morristown, TN

#6 Mar 6, 2012
really wrote:
<quoted text>
If the jailers had been doing their jobs this would have never happened..so since they work under the Sheriff then guess who should take the blame !!
Please tell us why you think the jailers are to blame?
I used to be a jailer there (gone on to bigger and better things)No #1 unless there is a big commotion you dont know anything happens, No#2 if they would build a more modern jail then there would not be the over crowding like there is and the camera angles would be better ( at night there are places that the current camera angle cannot pick up, No#3 and this was the most important the victem in this never reported this incident til the next day.
Should this have happened NO!!!! the suspects are being held accountable no its up to the courts.
Lets get real this is jail, things like this should never happen but it does, dont go to jail there are sick people in jail
In closing DONT GET PUT IN JAIL dont blame the jailers there are good officers who's job is the safety of inmates when they come to jail. I wrote this not to start a dissussion to bash jailers but to let the public know that there are great people working in the jail and should not go through a bashing.
blame

Knoxville, TN

#7 Mar 6, 2012
The blame goes back to the sheriff his head is so far up in the sky and locked in his office on the computer he sees nothing. We need anew sheriff he should be impeached
Wake up

Rock Hill, SC

#8 Mar 6, 2012
Lawresearcher wrote:
The Sheriff said it was a hazing
(49-7-123. Hazing prohibited.
(1) "Hazing" means any intentional or reckless act in this state on or off the property of any higher education institution by one (1) student acting alone or with others that is directed against any other student, that endangers the mental or physical health or safety of that student or that induces or coerces a student to
(2) "Higher education institution" means or more other persons; and
(A) Force
(b) False imprisonment is a Class A misdemeanor.
So yes I would say that this lawsuit will cause a problem and result in some type of monetary settlement.
here is the way I see it. Don't go to jail and then you don't have to worry about getting that done. He knew what happens in jail before he broke the law. But as usual no one blames the inmate. We have to blame the sheriff. People in jail across America has the same problem not just here
Voter

Knoxville, TN

#9 Mar 6, 2012
Wake up wrote:
<quoted text> here is the way I see it. Don't go to jail and then you don't have to worry about getting that done. He knew what happens in jail before he broke the law. But as usual no one blames the inmate. We have to blame the sheriff. People in jail across America has the same problem not just here
So let me see if I have it right! If one of your relatives gets arrested for any reason, DUI or driving on a revoked license, or any other charge it is ok if they get gang raped by six inmates? Because we all know what happens in jail. But then again boys get raped in church. So do we blame the Catholic Child or the rapist ?
sawyer

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#10 Mar 8, 2012
Lawresearcher wrote:
The Sheriff said it was a hazing
(49-7-123. Hazing prohibited.
(1) "Hazing" means any intentional or reckless act in this state on or off the property of any higher education institution by one (1) student acting alone or with others that is directed against any other student, that endangers the mental or physical health or safety of that student or that induces or coerces a student to endanger the student's mental or physical health or safety. "Hazing" does not include customary athletic events or similar contests or competitions and is limited to those actions taken and situations created in connection with initiation into or affiliation with any organization.
(2) "Higher education institution" means a public or private college, community college or university. incident.
(NOT A JAIL)
The Grand Jury Said it was Aggravated Sexual Battery
39-13-504. Aggravated sexual battery.
(a) Aggravated sexual battery is unlawful sexual contact with a victim by the defendant or the defendant by a victim accompanied by any of the following circumstances:
(1) Force or coercion is used to accomplish the act and the defendant is armed with a weapon or any article used or fashioned in a manner to lead the victim reasonably to believe it to be a weapon;
(2) The defendant causes bodily injury to the victim;
(3) The defendant is aided or abetted by one (1) or more other persons; and
(A) Force or coercion is used to accomplish the act;
and False Imprisonment
39-13-302. False imprisonment.
(a) A person commits the offense of false imprisonment who knowingly removes or confines another unlawfully so as to interfere substantially with the other's liberty.
(b) False imprisonment is a Class A misdemeanor.
So yes I would say that this lawsuit will cause a problem and result in some type of monetary settlement.
Nice research, but I just dont see how the county can be held liable- wouldnt they have to prove some kind of negligence??? I really feel this lawsuit was filed on response to the boy being sentenced to jailtime, and I am glad armondo held his ground and didnt release him- i think that would have been admitting guilt. Those inmates should be ashamed of themselves, but i aint wanting to pay for there crimes- the jailers were doing theirjob hell it was never reported and the boy didnt even resist,
nicole

United States

#11 Sep 6, 2012
Oh god. So much for cameras and the lazy fat jailers sitting on their rumps watching Jersey Shore. Cocke countys finest!

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