Female Wisconsin prison staffers caught on tape performing sex acts on male inmate [MUGSHOTS]

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From left to right, Herrera, Hawkins, and Barrios.
Two female workers at the Racine Correctional Institution have been charged with second-degree sexual assault by correctional staff after they were allegedly caught on tape performing sex acts on a male inmate.

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According to an AP report, Karina Herrera, 40, and Lisa Hawkins, 33, are accused of having "consensual sex" with Mario Barrios. Barrios, 39, was convicted of first-degree reckless homicide in 1995.

According to a Hispanic News Network report, Herrera allegedly gave Barrios a cell phone last year in exchange for sex. The smoking gun evidence came from an SD card found in Barrios's cell during a search. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel explains:
According to a criminal complaint, Herrera in 2012 gave the inmate a cellphone and nude photos of herself while she was working in the state prison's Health Services Unit. The inmate tried to hide the cellphone from guards, per Herrera's request, the complaint says. He gave the phone to another inmate and tried to flush the memory cards down the toilet but could not do so...

The memory cards contained images of Herrera and Hawkins performing sex acts on the inmate, the complaint says. The inmate admitted the phone was used to record sexual contact he had with Herrera and Hawkins, who were working for Guardian Health Care and providing health care services to inmates at the prison.
Hawkins told investigators the woman on the video wasn't her, but authorities were able to confirm her identity partly "based on the image" in the videos, the Journal Sentinel reports. According to the AP, Hawkins plans to plead not guilty.

The day the videos get played in court will surely be an, ahem, interesting one for journos covering the trial.

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38 comments
smittyboy7
smittyboy7

Hell I think I should become a criminal that way I will have a lot of women throwing themselves at me.

revillare
revillare

Heck. maybe conjugal visits and "rent-a-chicks" would REDUCE some of the hostility in those places?

revillare
revillare

Darn, maybe I need to go to prison for that kind of treatment!

greggor63
greggor63

My heart so breaks for this poor Victim. My deepest sympathy. Not !!!

laxx1559
laxx1559

So apparently she had to PAY a man who's been in jail since 1995 to have sex with her?

mdtietge
mdtietge

Misconstrued charges. Gimme a break. How is it assault when it is admittedly consentual? This dude is supremely luckier than most, getting laid by a woman in jail. Why film it though?

Katie L. Knoblauch
Katie L. Knoblauch

I don't understand why his picture is being posted as he is the victim of sexual assault. I don't think this would happen if it were a female victim.

TweetsAreYours
TweetsAreYours

Why is this news in Minnesota? Shouldn't this be on the Milwaukee Pages website instead? #TweetsAreYours

Nathan Smith
Nathan Smith

I don't see a problem here.. They're prisoners. They should be made to do humiliating things.

Zogu
Zogu

When it's female guards and a male inmate it's a "sex act."  When it's a male guard and a female inmate it's rape.  

Edward Bertsch
Edward Bertsch

like the story says, they were "providing health care services to inmates at the prison"

Damon Contreras
Damon Contreras

Geez...whats the crime? Gets boring this time of year

laxx1559
laxx1559

You had to give a prison inmate a cell phone so he'd have sex with you?!  The man hasn't been with a woman since 1995! 

laxx1559
laxx1559

@Katie L. Knoblauch technically since she was in a position of power, it's sexual assault by blah-blah.

frozyo3
frozyo3

@Katie L. Knoblauch he was not assaulted. If you read the article, you would have seen that it was consensual.

Onan
Onan

@Christian Johnson  - Its a trap!

revillare
revillare

@Edward Bertsch  "Nurse my "peter" hurts," please fix it?

TweetsAreYours
TweetsAreYours

@_Joe_ @TweetsAreYours yes, I did, to find the Minnesota connection, of which there wasn't one. the flaw in your logic: i didn't question who cares, i questioned the local "news" value, and i use the terms news and value quite loosely.

a good story is a good story, but that doesn't mean I shouldn't question the local angle on something i'm reading on a blog from a Twin Cities "media" outlet. again: quite loose.

nice try being smug. it gave me a good laugh, and gave your good friends at CP another click.

revillare
revillare

@TweetsAreYours @_Joe_  I don't know. This IS "news." I mean "news of the weird," but "news" nevertheless.

I wonder if this stuff happens more frequently that we assume?

TweetsAreYours
TweetsAreYours

@_Joe_ @TweetsAreYoursOops, I don't police every posting on this blog. Shame on me.

Your leaps in logic are quite fantastic, Joe. You're welcome to mischaracterize my opinions all you want, Joe. As a matter of, I encourage you keep doing it. It's hilarious watching you embarrass yourself.

_Joe_
_Joe_

@TweetsAreYours

Ah, I see.  So you're another one of those who like to rag on the citypages for having no "news value" and yet come here every day to read and comment on their blog.  lol.

Just because it's a local rag doesn't mean there has to be a metrocentric focus on blog posts.  Rick Nolan serves in the 8th, which is nowhere near the twin cities, yet I don't see you over there complaining about the article detailing his remarks to President Obama.  (even farther away than WI, fyi)

Just to be sure, you should probably state clearly what the maximum acceptable linear geographic distance for a CP article is.  That way the editors will be sure not to offend your highly developed sense of journalism in the future.

digitalprotocol
digitalprotocol topcommenter

@TweetsAreYours @digitalprotocol @_Joe_ 

an illicit menagie trois isnt exciting?

digitalprotocol
digitalprotocol topcommenter

@TweetsAreYours @_Joe_  ya but invloves prison and sex, presumably a menagie trois

so its a very exciting story that reinforces MN attitudes towards WI  - they are unrefined HICKS and huge SLUTS

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