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Convicted rapist accused of trying to rape prison guard

September 28, 2018

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A convicted rapist in Louisiana is accused of attacking a correctional officer and trying to rape her.

A Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections release says 34-year-old Jeffery Ford came up behind a Dixon Correctional Institute officer Thursday, put her in a choke hold and threw her down. It says the officer and several other inmates fought off Ford, who is now charged with attempted second-degree rape. The officer suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Ford is currently in administrative segregation pending an investigation. He’s serving 40 years for a 2003 attempted aggravated rape conviction out of Orleans Parish.

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