Camden rape victim sues attacker, his employers

Posted March 05, 2012, at 6:33 p.m.

ROCKLAND, Maine — A Camden woman who was the victim of a violent sexual assault two years ago has filed a lawsuit against both her attacker and the couple who hired him to do work at her home.

The lawsuit was filed Monday in Knox County Superior Court against Bradley Lemay, Corey A. Prock of Nobleboro and Lise M. Prock, also known as Lisa M. Brockett, of Randolph. The BDN is not naming the woman who filed the lawsuit because she is the victim of a sex crime.

Lemay, 46, was convicted in June 2011 of gross sexual assault, criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon, eluding a police officer, and tampering with a victim. He was sentenced to 55 years in prison.

The convictions stem from an attack in June 2010 against the Camden woman at her home.

The Camden woman hired the Procks beginning in 2008 to do jobs at her Camden properties such as lawn mowing, landscaping and general cleaning. She noted in the lawsuit that the Procks would bring an additional person with them to assist in the work.

During the spring of 2010, the Procks brought Lemay to work on her property and introduced him to the woman.

Lemay had spent 21 years in prison for gross sexual assault and kidnapping and had been released from the Maine State Prison in February 2010.

According to police reports and testimony at the trial, Lemay entered the woman’s home at night, held her at knife point, punched her in the face, and sexually assaulted her over the next four hours. After he left her home, he led police on a chase throughout Knox County with speeds reaching 100 mph. That pursuit ended in Rockland where Lemay was apprehended at gunpoint.

The Camden woman states in her lawsuit that the Procks fraudulently concealed Lemay’s violent criminal background, that they were negligent in hiring him and supervising him, and for infliction of emotional distress.

She is seeking damages in an amount to be determined at trial as well as punitive damages that are not specified in the lawsuit.

The Camden woman is represented by attorney C. Donald Briggs III of Rockport.

The Procks could not be reached for comment.

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