Abby Lee Miller will be spending her 366-day prison sentence at the FCI Victorville facility in California, but will she be safe? RadarOnline.com has obtained exclusive documents that reveal former inmates of the penitentiary have accused staff of sexual assault and harassment.
In court papers obtained from the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, a male Victorville inmate accused two correction officers of sexual assault and harassment.
On April 16th, 2015, the inmate was instructed to go to the recreation yard when a fight broke out it the dining hall. An officer called him to come over to the hand-ball court via hand signal. When he entered, two other officers were with him.
Once of the officers ordered him to "f*****g get against the fence." He complied and was told by the same officer, "If you move, I'll put you down!"
The officer then gave him a pat-search and told him to remove his coat.
"The officer places his left hand in the Plaintiff's left pants pocket and forcefully grabbed and squeezed the Plaintiff's genitals," the documents read.
The case is ongoing.
In a second case filed on January 12, 2017, a male inmate accused employees of harassment and assault.
On November 23, 2016, the inmate's cell was searched because an officer believed a razor, which is banned from the prison, was in his possession. He was cuffed up and pulled out of the cell and moved to another.
The plaintiff claims he was "scared for his life," as officers began making racial slurs because of his skin color.
He refused to be handcuffed, as he feared he could be assaulted. The force team was called and sprayed a chemical spray into the cell.
With his handcuffs behind his head, he was hit with a blow to the back of the head. An officer then sat on his back and punched him 10 times, knocking him in and out of consciousness.
He claims the alleged abuse began when he filed a Prison Rape Elimination Act complaint after an alleged incident where a staff member groped him.
He is asking for $75,000 in compensatory damages and $75,000 in punitive damages.
The plaintiff improperly filed complaint one in the South District of California, and refiled the same complaint in the Central District of California. He claims the court improperly dismissed the amended complaint instead of the original. The plaintiff's motion to correct action on dismissed case was denied.
But the harassment doesn't end there, in June 2012 a female inmate filed a lawsuit claiming she was assaulted twice in 2007.
NBCLA.com reports a staff member "forced, intimidated and/or ordered her to perform sexual acts."
The former Dance Moms stars pled guilty to not reporting an international monetary transaction and one count of concealing bankruptcy assets in June 2016.
She was sentenced to one year and one day in prison and will report to Victorville on July 12.
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