ADVERTISEMENT

Report: Rapist Attacked Rockview Prison Worker



State prison officials say they're still trying to learn how a female clerk was raped and choked in her office for 27 minutes before help arrived.
 
A convicted rapist is charged in the July attack at SCI-Rockview in Centre County.
Court records show 36-year-old inmate Omar Best of Philadelphia has a long rap sheet that includes a 2012 forcible rape conviction and a 1996 attempted rape charge that was reduced to indecent assault.
 
Prison spokesman Jeffrey Rackovan tells the Centre Daily Times that authorities hope to learn who was on duty where. A correctional officers group believes understaffing is an issue.
 
Several state lawmakers are calling on Governor Tom Corbett to investigate.
Racovan says prison clerks and other non-contact workers are being moved to administrative areas, away from inmate housing.


Filed Under :  
Topics : Law_Crime
Social :
Locations : Centre CountyPhiladelphia
People : Jeffrey RackovanOmar BestTom Corbett
A   A   A
 
The 11th Hour - Guests & Topics - August 18th-22nd 2014
Monday August 18th Steve Willett Super-Sized 9am to Noon Tuesday August 19th [Doug's back] David Ickes Wednesday August 20th Dr. Gabe Mirkin Dr. Mirkin.com Dr. Gabe Mirkin on Fitness & Health Facebook page Dr. Mirkin on...
Read More
Dial N Deal - August 8th 2014
Dial N Deal returns Friday August 22nd High Chair Early American, wooden, one-piece, 45 years old - $30 Pedestal Table 24" round, 3' tall, dark wood - $20 Milk Can decorative, 20" high, painted black, with Pennsylvania Railroad decal -...
Read More
The 11th Hour - Guests & Topics - August 4th-8th 2014
Monday August 4th Master Gardener Tom Ford 472-7986 - tgf2@psu.edu Penn State Cooperative Extension/Blair County Facebook Tuesday August 5th David Ickes Wednesday August 6th Barry Ickes Thursday August 7th Adam Conrad - Real...
Read More