Female prison guards settle sexual harassment suit

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SANDY HOOK, Ky. (WTVQ) – The state will pay more than a million dollars to four female prison guards to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit.

The prison guards accused their supervisor at the Little Sandy Correctional Complex in Elliott County of sexually harassing them while they worked at the prison.

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The women alleged multiple incidents with Sergeant Stephen Harper, including an attempted rape and touching their breasts and buttocks.

They sued Harper and won a $1.6 million verdict.

The state appealed but that appeal ended with a settlement for $1.5 million.