Former Kansas inmate awarded $2.5 million in prison sex case

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge has awarded a former inmate at the Topeka Correctional Facility a $2.5 million judgment against a man who taught at the women’s prison, but it’s unclear if she will see any of that money.

U.S. District Judge Daniel Crabtree on Tuesday issued the ruling against Ananstacio Gallardo for $750,000 in actual damages and $1.5 million in punitive damages for sexually assaulting the woman in October 2007.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports Gallardo was a vocational plumbing instructor at the all-woman prison when he forced the victim to have sex with him. She became pregnant and alleged Gallardo tried to get her to have an abortion.

Gallardo later pleaded guilty to one felony count of unlawful sexual relations with an inmate and two counts of trafficking contraband.



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