Jury awards $6.7M to inmate raped by guard in Milwaukee County Jail, shackled during childbirth

Jury awards $6.7M to inmate raped by guard in Milwaukee County Jail, shackled during childbirth

A federal jury Wednesday awarded $6.7 million to a woman who was raped repeatedly by a guard when she was being held in the Milwaukee County Jail four years ago. The guard, Xavier Thicklen, was acting under his scope of employment when the sexual assaults occurred and therefore Milwaukee County is liable for the damages amount, the jury determined.

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