Lawsuit filed against corrections officer convicted of sexual assault

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- A state corrections officer, now in prison for sexually assaulting inmates is not out of legal trouble. The corrections officer is now being sued by one of his victims.

A lawsuit recently filed in federal court asks for more than $75,000 in damages from a corrections officer and two of his supervisors after a female inmate was sexually assaulted back in 2008.

55-year-old Paul Vick Jr. -- a sergeant at the Milwaukee Secure Detention Facility was suspended in 2008 after allegations of misconduct.

He was eventually convicted on 22 counts, including sexually assaulting female inmates and misconduct in public office -- as well as delivering contraband.

Three inmates came forward saying they were victims -- and one is now suing.

A federal civil rights lawsuit says Vick caused the woman mental and emotional trauma while she was housed in the Milwaukee Women's Correctional Center in 2008.

She says it happened when Vick sexually harassed her, sexually abused her and cause her emotional abuse.

The victim alleges two other supervisors not named in the suit did not supervise Vick properly and did not enforce rules.

Two other female inmates told similar stories, leading to a host of convictions by a jury.

Vick is now at the Dodge Correctional Institution, serving at least 50 years.

While he most likely doesn't have the funds to pay out, the state may be ultimately responsible. The lawsuit says all defendants are sued in their official and individual roles.

Everyone involved is still being served in this case. Eventually, there will be court hearings scheduled.

FOX6 News is not naming the victim in this case -- because she is a victim of sexual assault.