A Rikers Island inmate was indicted on Monday after allegedly groping a female correction officer and trying to rape a jail nurse in the same day.
Published: 2022-01-24 08:46 pm
Rikers Island inmate charged with trying to rape jail nurse
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A Rikers Island inmate was indicted on Monday after allegedly groping a female correction officer and trying to rape a jail nurse in the same day last year, prosecutors said.

Michael Cleaver, 56, is accused of committing the heinous acts while locked up in the Eric M. Taylor Center on Nov. 12, according to the Bronx District Attorney’s Office.

Prosecutors allege Cleaver first lunged at and forcibly touched the 39-year-old correction officer at about 2:20 a.m. inside the facility.

About 14 hours later, Cleaver then allegedly shoved a 51-year-old nurse into room, locked it, and forced to her the ground before pulling her clothes down and trying to rape her, prosecutors said.

The attack was halted after the nurse screamed for help and another inmate busted the lock and burst inside where he pummeled Cleaver, the DA’s office said.

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Cleaver’s alleged heinous acts happened within 14 hours of each other.
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Cleaver was arranged Monday on eight counts, including attempted rape, sexual abuse and forcible touching.

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