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2 more prisoners file complaint against correction officers

They say sexual abuse occurred at Edna Mahan

UNION TWP., N.J. - Two more prisoners have filed a complaint against their facility's correction officers. 

The case arises out of the alleged sexual assault of the two plaintiffs by officers of the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women in Union Township, New Jersey, as well as the failure of the prison and the department of corrections administrators to take proper action to stop the conduct. 

The first plaintiff says since 2015, corrections officer Brian Y. Ambroise -- who is now facing charges of sexual assault -- sexually pursued and sexually harassed her. She says she allowed the acts in fear of retaliation. 

She alleges this occurred for one year. In addition, she says other male guards entered her living space unannounced after she'd return from a shower to see her naked, and guards frequently opened the curtain to the bathroom while she was showering. 

The second plaintiff says in 2014 and 2015, multiple officers, including Ahnwar Dixon -- who is facing charges in relation to sexual assault -- made repeated inappropriate comments to her. In addition, she says corrections officer Thomas Seguine -- another charged in relation to sexual assault -- engaged in sexual intercourse with her, and she agreed out of fear of retaliation.

Numerous corrections officers are named in the complaint. 

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