Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Sex Abuse Alleged at Jail.

Byline: Daniel J. Chacon Journal Staff Writer

Guard Named in Suit Filed by Three Women

Three women who were locked behind bars at the Santa Fe County Detention Center last year are claiming in a federal lawsuit that a "malicious and sadistic" jail guard sexually abused them.

Angelique Romero, Tamara Martinez and Iris Gallegos allege in a lawsuit filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque that Corrections Officer Marcus Trujillo touched them inappropriately while they were jailed in June and July.

The women, who are represented by Albuquerque attorney Howard Anderson, are suing Trujillo, Senior Warden Lawrence Barreras and Houston-based Cornell Cos. …

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