Friday, February 23, 2007

I Think This Qualifies As A Misuse Of Power

Indio, CA

Two Riverside County sheriff's correctional deputies, Deputy Joseph F. Bessette, 44, of Yucca Valley, John W. Burns, 29, of Chino, have been accused of 20 felony counts between them for sexual battery and having consensual sex with inmates.
one alleged victim filed a claim in November 2004 seeking $5 million on allegations of severe emotional distress. The claim -- a precursor to a lawsuit -- alleged that the deputies forced her to perform sex acts in exchange for hygiene products and basic necessities.
Yeah, that's not good.

Well, if convicted on those felony counts they'll be going away for a long time. And there'll be no shortage of prison sex, I'm sure.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure if you have continued to follow this case. If not, it is finally over. Said correctional officers, not Riverside County Sheriff's Deputies, walked with probation. They fought it all these years, and the women who lodged those complaints were very hard to find after several years.
(I know this because my relative is related, by marriage, to one of these sexual predators. Lovely.)