Jason D. Holmes is a former correctional officer in Texas. He was formerly employed at the Texas Department Criminal Justice’s hospital in Galveston. In 2015, an inmate at the hospital made a criminal complaint that Mr. Holmes sexually assaulted her twice. He was recently found guilty violating the civil rights of a person in custody-sexual (not rape, you’ll notice) and sentenced.
The victim said Holmes entered her cell and asked her to have sex with him. She denied his advances and told him he was frightening her, according to court documents. He proceeded to molest her after she told him no. She reported to the police that he left, but returned about an hour later to force himself on her again. She said she attempted to push him away, but he forced himself on her – assaulting her a second time.
Holmes’ side of things is that sex with the prisoner was totally consensual. What the idiot failed to realize is that even if there was consent, it’s still illegal for guards to engage in sexual contact with the inmates. It is a criminal offense, hence the violating the civil rights charge.
However, the sex-crazed, authority-abusing asshole did not get any jail time. None. Why? Because Holmes was a correctional officer. It is just one more piece of evidence on a long list of incidences of the justice system protecting those within its ranks. Justice is NOT blind when one of its own’s ass is on the line. This man used his authority to rape a woman – not to mention a woman who couldn’t even try to escape his advances because she was locked up in a cell. That’s awfully convenient for a rapist, huh?
Instead, Holmes will be on probation for five years. Probation, no cells. I don’t think the same punishment would apply to the average rapist. Rapists are sent to jail almost every day, but they aren’t all cops, are they?