|Rikers Island inmate indicted for sexual assault of correction officer, sexual abuse of 4 sleeping inmates|
|By pix11.com- Aliza Chasan|
THE BRONX — A 48-year-old Rikers Island inmate sexually abused four sleeping inmates early one day and then sexually tried to rape a correction officer later that day, officials said.
Antonio Rich was indicted on charges of attempted rape, attempted criminal sexual act, assault, sexual abuse and forcible touching on Tuesday for the Aug. 10 incidents, Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark said.
“The defendant allegedly tried to rape a Correction Officer on Rikers Island, after he allegedly sexually abused four inmates,” Clark said. “Safety in Rikers Island is a priority. We will not tolerant violence or sexual assault against Correction Officers, inmates or anyone else who has to be in the jail.”
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