Inmates in sex assault case get hearing to leave prison

The two Butler County Prison inmates who claim they were sexually assaulted in the prison will get their day in court.

County President Judge Thomas Doerr today scheduled a hearing for a petition by two inmates wanting to be released after reporting a prison food service vendor worker had assaulted them.

During the hearing, which will be June 7, the inmates’ attorney, Michael Pisanchyn, will present a case for his clients, who allege vendor worker Luis Quinones, 27, of Butler had inappropriate sexual contact with them.

Pisanchyn said his clients need to be removed from the prison because that is where they were traumatized.

Following the accusations, Quinones was charged with institutional sexual assault, criminal attempt of institutional sexual assault and indecent assault.

Quinones, a Trinity Services Group employee, worked in the prison kitchen, but has since been removed from the prison.

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