A North Carolina detention officer has been arrested and charged with sexually assaulting a transgender inmate on the Mecklenburg jail. The alleged assault occurred Thursday, Could 20, in line with the Charlotte Observer. The jailer concerned, Kyle Harris, was suspended on Friday, Could 21, and arrested and charged on June 7, 2021.
Courtroom data point out that detention officer Kyle Harris of Charlotte was arrested Monday by Charlotte-Mecklenburg police at 12:30 p.m. close to Archdale Street and South Boulevard, police say. The 28-year-old was launched on a $60,000 unsecured bond, in line with the Charlotte Observer.
Harris is charged with
- Three counts of second-degree sexual offense.
- One depend of tried second-degree sexual offense.
- Two counts of sexual battery.
- One depend of a sexual act by a authorities worker.
Underneath N.C. regulation, second-degree sexual offense is a felony involving a intercourse act in opposition to an individual’s will or if the particular person has a psychological incapacity or is bodily helpless.
On the time of the alleged assault, The transgender detainee was being held on the Mecklenburg County jail with out bond, awaiting trial for a number of federal offenses.
The as-yet-unnamed sufferer has since been launched to house confinement at their mom’s home in order that they will obtain medical and psychological therapy.
Anybody with details about this case is requested to name 911 or go away it anonymously with Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/.