Woman alleging sex with jail guard sues county

March 06, 1998|By Andrea F. Siegel | Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF

A woman jailed in Anne Arundel County last year filed a $40 million lawsuit yesterday against the county and the guard she says had sex with her in her Detention Center bunk.

Rose Marie Cain, 34, of Pasadena claims in a suit in county Circuit Court that she was too heavily medicated last March to consent to sexual relations with Andrew Rock, then a guard. She was "disabled and unable to resist or even to form the resolve to resist," the lawsuit argues.

Rock, 42, of Glen Burnie, who was sentenced on misconduct charges last year, said yesterday, "I have no comment about the allegations she is making."

County officials, who had not seen the lawsuit, also declined to discuss the case.

Rock, a guard for nine years, lost his county job last year. Richard J. Baker, the Detention Center superintendent, would not say why. "If I have a pending lawsuit, I am not going to make any comment," he said.

Early last March, while awaiting trial on a charge of escaping from house arrest, to which she had been sentenced after pleading guilty to drug distribution and a probation violation, she had at least three sexual encounters with Rock, Cain says.

On March 14, she pleaded guilty to escape and was sentenced to 60 days in jail, court records show. She says she and Rock had sex at least one more time, on March 17.

County police charged Rock on April 4 with two counts of having sex with Cain and supplying her with contraband while he was working an 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. shift. He gave her "a radio, candy, cigarettes, matches, paper, pens and underwear which he had Rose Cain model for him," according to police charging documents.

In November, he entered an Alford plea to one count of misconduct, in which he did not admit guilt, but acknowledged the state had ample evidence to convict him. Judge Ronald A. Silkworth gave him one year of probation with 40 hours of community service, offering him probation before judgment.

Pub Date: 3/06/98

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