Pennsylvania prison typist raped by inmate despite alert

BELLEFONTE, Pa. - October 11, 2013

The July 25 assault at the State Correctional Institution-Rockview has prompted state corrections officials to review security procedures and the placement of civilian employees and has now resulted in rape and other charges against the inmate, 36-year-old Omar Best.

Online court records don't list an attorney for Best who was arraigned Thursday and faces a preliminary hearing on Wednesday.

A criminal complaint says the woman was a clerk typist when Best came into her office to take out the trash. The woman had previously complained that Best made her uncomfortable by asking about her marital status.

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