In March, a federal lawsuit alleges, a Rikers Island correction officer raped a female prisoner on a bus, while another guard watched.
Figueroa and Pearson had driven the woman and five male inmates from Brooklyn to Rikers that day.
Figueroa pushed her down on a seat in the back of the bus. She protested and begged Figueroa to wear a condom, but he refused, the lawsuit alleges.
Figueroa told the woman he “wanted to give Pearson a show.”
According to the New York Post, the suit states: “Doe considered screaming out but chose not to scream because she realized that any officers who might respond from the [prison] were apt to be male and Doe was frightened that they might assault her as well.”
After the Department of Correction deferred comment, a spokesman for the Law Department said, “We’ll review the specific claims when we receive the suit.”