Child molester sues over rape in Pomeroy Jail

Child molester sues over rape in Pomeroy Jail

Child molester sues over rape in Pomeroy Jail

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by Associated Press

KREM.com

Posted on August 14, 2014 at 10:41 AM

Updated Thursday, Aug 14 at 10:41 AM

WALLA WALLA, Wash. (AP) -- A child molester who was raped while held in the Garfield County Jail in Pomeroy is suing the county.

The complaint filed Tuesday in Walla Walla Superior Court says the man suffers anxiety and nightmares. He's seeking an amount of money that would be determined at a trial in the civil rights lawsuit.

Media sources report the man was jailed in August 2011 for investigation of child rape when he was raped three times by cellmate John Markwell.

Markwell was convicted by a jury and, as a persistent offender with a history of violent sex crimes, he is serving a life sentence at the Washington State Penitentiary.

The plaintiff pleaded guilty to the child rape charges and is serving a 10-year sentence at the Monroe Corrections Center.

 

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