An Auburn prison guard has been accused of waterboarding two inmates and brutally beaten ghtem in their genitals in two separate incidents, according to a report by New York Daily News.
Lt. Troy Mitchell, a guard at the Auburn Correctional Facility was accused in court papers filed in Albany.
According to the report, he poured buckets of water over the mouths and noses of the two, shackled inmates.
The guard has been suspended without pay since August, according to the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision.
The report alleges a grotesque and violent assault, which involved grabbing and twisting the inmates’ genitals, punching them, and beating their groin with a baton.
One of those prisoners, identified as Matthew Raymond, now requires a catheter to urinate.
His lawyer, Joan Magoolaghan said this is not the first incident involving Mitchell.
Another inmate was reportedly assaulted in a small room by Raymond and five other guards.
More than a decade ago a female corrections officer identified as Penny Collins received a $787,837 judgement against DOCCS plus $150,000 in backpay in 2012 due to Mitchell’s harassment.
She told the Daily News that Mitchell was “One of the sickest people,” she had ever met. “I’ve never been sorry that I filed this lawsuit,” Colins told the newspaper. “I am only sorry that the state kept him employed. I knew that other people were going to be hurt. And I’m sorry for those inmates. I’m sorry for the officers. I am sorry for everyone who has to be around that man.”