NEW YORK — A female correction officer was nearly raped by a prisoner at New York’s Rikers Island prison but was saved by a group of inmates who were nearby.
The attack happened Saturday night.
The 27-year-old attacker is 5’9 and 290 pounds. He reportedly dragged the officer into an adjacent bathroom and blocked her from opening the security door.
He is serving 5 – 10 years for raping a 13-year-old girl in 2007, court records show.
The officer was taken to the hospital.
An investigation is ongoing.