Crime

Guard Michael Arnold's Sex Assault of Prisoner Who'd Just Given Birth Prompts Lawsuit

There's no doubt that private security guard Michael Arnold sexually assaulted a female prisoner shortly after she gave birth in 2012: He pleaded guilty to the crime and has been sentenced, albeit to no time in jail. However, a just-filed lawsuit maintains that blame for this horrible act goes beyond Arnold to the firm for which he worked, as well as Arapahoe County Sheriff David Walcher, whose office was responsible for the victim's safety. Photos, details and the complete document below.

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