"The case was starting to get expensive, and it seemed like the right time for all of us to settle," he said.
County Solicitor Guy Matthews confirmed the settlement amount. He said the county commissioners were being "fiscally responsible" by avoiding a potentially costly trial.
"While the county truly believes there's no responsibility here, we're still involved in a lawsuit involving the actions of some rogue officers," he said.
Former Capt. William McMullen is serving a three- to 23-month sentence. Former guard Jeffrey Budd received two years' probation. Robert Lee Gilmore Jr., a former sergeant at the prison, was sentenced to six to 23 months on house arrest. Receiving the stiffest sentence was Peter Doyle, a former counselor and guard who is serving 2 1/2 to 5 years in state prison.
In her complaint, Yatkin's client said she had sexual contact with Budd and Gilmore on numerous occasions beginning in 1999 while on work release at a Warrington pizzeria.
According to the suit, the county and former prison Warden J. Allen Nesbitt failed to protect her and other female inmates "from being victims of correctional officers' sexual predation and assaults."
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