Ferguson Cop Accused Of Rape After Freeing Female Inmate From Jail In Return For Sex

As Ferguson braces itself for the possibility of riots following a grand jury decision on whether or not Darren Wilson will have disciplinary action brought against him for the August murder of Michael Brown, another Ferguson cop is under investigation for allegedly freeing a female inmate from jail in return for sex.

The correctional facility officer, Jaris Hayden, 29, was charged in St. Louis County Circuit Court on Nov. 5 with two counts of having sexual contact with a prisoner, one count of permitting escape and one count of acceding to corruption by a public servant. He was arrested Wednesday and has been released on $10,000 cash bail.

At the end of last week the victim of the rape, a nurse, filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against Hayden, accusing him of raping her while she was several months pregnant and being held in the jail.

According to KMOV, the nurse was reportedly arrested for driving with expired license plates and giving the police a false name.

While booking the woman, Hayden allegedly told her she “smelled good” and acted in a clearly sexually provocative manner towards her. When the woman spoke of being pregnant and suffering from pain, Hayden called an ambulance, which arrived and checked the nurse. It was then up to Hayden to decide whether or not the woman could be released or not.

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Reuters reported that soon after the woman’s boyfriend paid the bond for her release, Hayden revealed that she still had outstanding traffic warrants against her. He then removed her from her cell, led her to a boiler room, and asked her to perform oral sex on him. According to the lawsuit, Hayden then had intercourse with the woman, who was too afraid to resist.

The woman was led out of the jail by Hayden, out of the view of security cameras, telling her to avoid being seen.

Somehow during the rape, the woman managed to take some of Hayden’s pubic hair, which she put in a plastic bag and gave to the police. The DNA analysis confirmed that the hairs belonged to Hayden.

City officials released a statement, saying, “Immediately upon learning of the complaint against Mr. Hayden, the city undertook an investigation which resulted in Mr. Hayden’s termination from employment.”