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NC inmate wins lawsuit against administrator

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A former inmate at the Craggy Correctional Center has won a federal sexual abuse lawsuit against a former prison supervisor.

A federal jury in Winston-Salem ruled that the male inmate's constitutional rights were violated by 57-year-old Edith Pope, the assistant superintendent at the prison in Buncombe County.

The jury awarded the inmate just $1 in compensation.

Pope had pleaded guilty to sexual battery by a custodian in 2006 was sentenced to about two years in prison.

The inmate's lawyer, D.J. O'Brien, says the verdict shows Pope forced his client to have a nonconsensual sexual relationship with her.

The inmate had been convicted in 1990 in Polk County of second-degree murder, arson and burglary and was sentenced to life in prison.

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