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Kuchma v. The City of New York, et al.

May 29, 2016

The firm represents Justin Kuchma, who was physically and sexually abused by a correction officer on May 29, 2016, while awaiting trial at Rikers Island. Mr. Kuchma protested the use of a racial slur used by the correction officer directed at another inmate. The officer retaliated against Mr. Kuchma by sexually assaulting and beating him, while using homosexual slurs, in the presence of other correction officers and a supervisor. Mr. Kuchma sustained several contusions as a result, and also suffers varying psychological effects from the incident. The lawsuit names the City of New York and five correction officers.


NBC 4 New York, Rikers Guard Under Investigation Over Sex Assault Allegation, Facebook Posts, published August 16, 2016 http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Rikers-Island-New-York-City-NYC-Guard-Accused-of-Sex-Assault-Facebook-Posts-390343251.html

ABC 7 New York, Rikers inmate alleges correction officer sex abuse, published June 30, 2016: http://abc7ny.com/news/investigators-exclusive-rikers-inmate-alleges-guard-sex-abuse/1405543/

NY Post, Inmate says Rikers guard sexually assaulted him while others watched, published June 29, 2016: http://nypost.com/2016/06/29/inmate-says-rikers-guard-sexually-assaulted-him-while-others-watched/

Gothamist, Rikers Inmate Says A Guard Sexually Assaulted Him After He Objected To Racial Slur, published June 29, 2016: http://gothamist.com/2016/06/29/rikers_sexual_assault_lawsuit.php

NY Daily News, New York City inmate claims jail guard grabbed his crotch as payback for verbal dispute, plans to sue for $6M, published June 28, 2016: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-inmate-plans-sue-6m-crotch-grabbing-incident-article-1.2691973

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