New York prison guard, Lt. Carlos Martinez, has been accused of repeatedly raping a female inmate, forcing her to perform oral sex on him then smuggling her the morning after pill, reports am New York.
The 31-year-old woman testified that Martinez, 47, first forced her to perform oral sex and raped her on a desk in a deserted office in 2015, told her the sex was safe because he had a vasectomy, and later smuggled a “ morning after pill” to her.
The woman was incarcerated on drug trafficking charges at the time but has since been released.
“It was the worst thing that ever happened to me,” said the woman, “He killed me inside.”
During her testimony she said she got no sympathy from fellow inmates and didn’t report the attacks until she was released because Martinez warned it could get her in trouble and increase her jail time.
“I didn’t want any problems,” she stated, “I didn’t want to be there a single day longer . . . He’s a man who has a certain position. Who’s going to believe a person who’s a criminal versus a person who has a position, a life. No.”
Defense lawyer Anthony Ricco attacked the credibility of the woman’s testimony, telling jurors she made conflicting statements about her life history at her sentencing and in an immigration proceeding, only disclosed the alleged attacks when she faced deportation.
The victim filed a $20 million lawsuit against the Department of Corrections