Sexual assault while at Rikers Island
Sexual assault while at rikers island happens to many incarcerated people every year. We are here to help. You don’t need to be a victim any longer. As you can see from this very recent news article: http://www.nbcnewyork.com/investigations/Rikers-Island-New-York-City-NYC-Guard-Accused-of-Sex-Assault-Facebook-Posts-390343251.html sexual assaults do happen and not only to women. In fact, women make up a small minority of the sexual assault claims each year from inmates in rikers. Has something like the above happened to you? If so, you must file a notice of claim within 90 days of the date of incident or you could be forever barred.
However, there are exceptions. For instance, in the intentional tort such as this, it is possible to bring a lawsuit in federal court against the officer that assaulted you. You’d have three years from the date of incident to do this. But if you want to sue the City you must file a notice of claim within 90 days. Not sure how to do it or don’t want to get it wrong? Then contact us by clicking here and filling out the form on the right. We will have someone reach out to you, for free, and confidentially make sure your claim is filled out correctly.
Remember, you don’t have to be a female to be sexually assaulted while incarcerated. This happens to men as well and commonly. So don’t be ashamed. Contact us today for your private confidential support on how to fill out a claim. In fact, the next few posts will be about the treatment of transgender inmates and the abuse and assaults they have to deal with on a regular basis both by COs and other inmates. This is a new issue which we will blog about shortly.