Jury clears ex-York County Jail guard of assault

Posted Dec. 12, 2011, at 1:05 p.m.

ALFRED, Maine — A former York County Jail guard accused of assaulting an inmate last spring has been cleared of the charge.

Roger Souliere of Kennebunk was recently found not guilty of assault, criminal threatening and reckless conduct by a York County Superior Court jury.

Charges against three other guards have been dismissed.

Prosecutors originally alleged the 30-year-old Souliere and the other guards assaulted the inmate in April while he was being removed from his cell.

The inmate claimed he was dropped on his face three times and had his head stepped on.

Souliere’s lawyer tells the Journal Tribune that the inmate had no evidence of injury and his client is “very happy” with the verdict.

Souliere has resigned.

 

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