County pays to settle lawsuit arising from prison sex assault by jail guard |

County pays to settle lawsuit arising from prison sex assault by jail guard

Allegheny County paid $115,000 to settle a lawsuit by a former inmate, county spokeswoman Amie Downs said Wednesday.

The inmate said in the lawsuit she was sexually assaulted by an Allegheny County Jail guard and then beaten by other guards when she testified against him.

The Tribune-Review does not name the victims of sexual assault.

Attorneys for the woman and county filed a motion Friday to dismiss the lawsuit. That motion is pending before U.S. Magistrate Judge Maureen Kelly, according to court records.

Charles L. Walker, 43, of Penn Hills pleaded guilty to institutional sexual assault of the woman in December 2009 and was sentenced in January 2011 to nine months of house arrest and seven years of probation.

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