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Reporting Sexual Abuse

   

    The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) establishes a zero-tolerance standard against sexual harassment, sexual assaults and rapes of incarcerated persons. It is Public Law 108-79, signed in September 2003 by President Bush.

    The Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio (CCNO) supports the prosecution of persons who commit acts of sexual misconduct (staff and inmate sexual activity) and inmate on inmate sexual assault in its facility. The CCNO has developed uniform guidelines and procedures to reduce the risk of in-custody sexual assault, sexual activity and sexual harassment. The CCNO is committed to a zero-tolerance standard for sexual misconduct, sexual assault and sexual harassment.

    You can learn more about PREA at the Web site for the National PREA Resource Center .

Sexual Abuse Reporting

    If you were the victim of a sexual assault while in the custody of any law enforcement agency or CCNO -- or if you know of an incident of sexual assault of a person in the custody of any law enforcement agency or CCNO -- we urge you to report the incident by contacting the CCNO Investigator at (419) 428-3800 extension 315. Please help us protect everyone from sexual abuse. Any incarcerated person may report this activity to any CCNO employee, contract employee or volunteer.

The following avenues are available to inmates to report complaints of sexual harassment or sexual abuse:

If an inmate feels they have been sexually assaulted they have the right to report sexual assaults safely, confidentially and anonymously.  If an inmate was sexually harassed or sexually abused by inmates or by staff, they may make a report without disclosing their name. 

To make an anonymous report at CCNO, an inmate or a third party may report complaints in writing or verbally to staff, contract staff or volunteers. 

An inmate can report an incident of sexual assault by calling the free hotline through the inmate phone system.  This hotline is accessible to all inmates, and they do not need to have a phone system account to use it.  The hotline will be checked by staff every day.  The inmate has the right to disclose as much or as little information as they choose, but be advised that the more information is provided, the more likely it is that jail officials can take steps to prosecute the perpetrator and to keep the offender safe.  By calling the hotline the inmate is helping themselves access resources to deal with the consequences of the assault and is also helping to create a safe and secure jail environment by preventing the perpetrator from assaulting others.

Inmate rights for reporting sexual assaults committed against him/her include:

The inmate or third party has the responsibility to report the truth. The responsibility for staff is to investigate and respond to all allegations of sexual assault in a timely manner and to develop a response that ensures an inmate’s safety.

The CCNO will ensure that allegations of sexual abuse or sexual harassment are referred for investigation to the Williams County Sheriff’s Department for criminal investigations.  Non criminal allegations will be investigated by CCNO’s trained Investigator.

    All reported incidents will be investigated. You will be contacted, but you may still remain anonymous. You will need to leave the following information with the CCNO Investigator:

Name

Address

Telephone/Cell phone number

Specific details of the incident

Who was the victim?

How do we contact the victim if they are no longer in our facility?

Did the victim know the suspect? If so, please provide their name and contact information if known.

When and where did this happen?

    This information can also be e-mailed to ccnoregional@gmail.com

 

2016 Annual Report of Sexual Violence for the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio
  Allegations Substantiated Unsubstantiated Unfounded Ongoing Investigation Sub-Total Results

Inmate on Inmate

Nonconsensual Sexual Acts

1 0 0 1 0 2

Inmate on Inmate

Abusive Sexual Acts

0 0 0 0 0 0

Staff on Inmate

Sexual Misconduct

0 0 0 0 0 0

Staff on Inmate

Sexual Harassment

3 0 1 2 0 6

Inmate on Inmate

Sexual Harassment

6 1 0 5 0 12
Totals 10 1 1 8 0 20
2015 Annual Report of Sexual Violence for the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio
  Allegations Substantiated Unsubstantiated Unfounded Ongoing Investigation Sub-Total Results

Inmate on Inmate

Nonconsensual Sexual Acts

0 0 0 0 0 0

Inmate on Inmate

Abusive Sexual Acts

2 0 0 2 0 2

Staff on Inmate

Sexual Misconduct

3 0 0 3 0 3

Staff on Inmate

Sexual Harassment

3 0 0 3 0 3

Inmate on Inmate

Sexual Harassment

6 1 4 1 0 6
Totals 14 1 4 9 0 14
2014 Annual Report of Sexual Violence for the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio
  Allegations Substantiated Unsubstantiated Unfounded Ongoing Investigation Sub-Total Results

Inmate on Inmate

Nonconsensual Sexual Acts

1 0 0 1 0 1

Inmate on Inmate

Abusive Sexual Acts

0 0 0 0 0 0

Staff on Inmate

Sexual Misconduct

2 0 0 2 0 2

Staff on Inmate

Sexual Harassment

3 0 0 3 0 3

Inmate on Inmate

Sexual Harassment

9 6 2 1 0 9
Totals 15 6 2 7 0 15

 


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