An inmate in San Quentin State Prison was awarded $65,414 after a jury found he was turned into a “sex slave” by a female prison worker.
William Cordoba, a 57-year-old who is serving a life sentence for a 1981 second-degree murder and robbery in San Francisco, sued vocational instructor Silvia Pulido, reported The San Francisco Chronicle.
Cordoba says that starting in 2010, she coerced him into sex acts by promising to have an attorney help get him out of prison.
When Cordoba stood up to her and refused to aprticipate, Pulido retaliated by putting him in solitary confinement for 9 months, accusing him of disciplinary violations.
Pulido no longer works at the prison, and she and her attorneys didn’t return the newspaper’s calls seeking comment.
The Chronicle reported that after a six-day trial last month in U.S. District Court in Oakland, an eight-member jury awarded Cordoba $15,414 in compensatory damages and $50,000 in punitive damages.