In re R. C.
GLAD ensured that an incarcerated gay man who was violently attacked and raped by another inmate was able to press charges, despite attempts to obstruct justice by homophobic prison officials. Prison officials initially dismissed R.C.’s complaint because of the fact that he was known to be gay and, according to prison guards, could not, therefore, be raped. With GLAD’s assistance, R.C. persevered in getting the Norfolk District Attorney’s office to press charges against the perpetrator. GLAD worked with the District Attorney’s office to ensure that all of the available evidence would be presented to the grand jury. In August, 2001, an indictment was issued against the man who raped R.C.
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