Rikers CO Charged with Rape
A Rikers CO was recently charged with rape. According to this news article (http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/rikers-island-guard-pleads-not-guilty-raping-female-inmate-article-1.2767574) a Jose Cosme, 36, pleaded not guilty Friday to first-degree rape, sexual abuse and other charges for forcing a prisoner to have sex with him inside the Rose M. Singer Center housing unit, the Bronx District Attorney’s Office said. Rose M. Singer (or RMSC) is the facility that exclusively houses women detainees. This is a common problem. One which has long been ignored. Both female and male detainees claim allegations of rape but due to the situations, it is difficult to prove. Fortunately, the DA is starting to take these allegations seriously. Of course, one cannot say whether this specific instance is true as, for now, they are mere allegations. But one can only assume the DA would not have initiated the action on claims alone and likely has some other evidence to bring forth.
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