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Thursday, May 11, 2006

Teen accuses inmate of rape

An Escambia County Jail inmate has been charged with raping two other inmates -- one of them a 15-year-old boy who had been convicted and jailed as an adult.Emery Curtis Lewis, 33, of Ocean Springs, Miss., is accused of sexually assaulting the teenager at night when the lights were out in their 22-bed quadrant for adult inmates, former jail director Dennis Williams said.The teen was convicted of arson last year and sentenced as an adult. He was awaiting transfer to state prison for violating a house arrest sentence.Every penal institution in Florida houses children sentenced as adults with inmates 18 and older, Williams said.Lewis was charged on April 28 with eight counts of sexual battery against the teen. On Wednesday, he was charged with sexual battery against an adult inmate. No other information was available about that charge.The teenager told investigators that Lewis raped him repeatedly, but the boy did not immediately report the alleged assaults to corrections officers, Williams said.Williams was director of the jail for five years.

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