Murderer raped female prison officer in jail, court told

Convicted murderer James Hall, left, who is accused of raping a prison officer at Mount Gambier Prison in 2017. Picture: The Advertiser.

On Monday, the District Courtroom read James Corridor was 12 a long time into his 22-yr bare minimum expression when he allegedly demanded sexual intercourse from the woman at Mount Gambier Prison.

Ryan Williams, prosecuting, stated Corridor overlooked the officer’s very clear refusal to have sexual intercourse with him, speaking alternatively about how very long he had been in custody.

He stated CCTV footage would exhibit the officer was within Hall’s dorm – the door to which had been closed by the killer – for twenty minutes.

“He uncovered himself and experimented with to kiss her,” he stated.

”She was shocked and scared, and she feared what might happen if she did not comply, and so she did.”

Corridor, 33, has pleaded not guilty to two counts of rape allegedly committed in 2017, when he was remaining held at the privately-run correctional facility.

The alleged rape was the subject matter of media awareness at the time, but Hall’s id was suppressed.

Whilst that buy has been lifted, The Advertiser stays prohibited from reporting any further more details about the murder he committed owing to other, ongoing suppression orders.

Opening the demo on Monday, Mr Williams stated Mt Gambier Prison had an “open-plan” structure “resembling virtually barracks or dorms” somewhat than “traditional jail architecture”.

He stated the officer realized Corridor prior to the incident, characterising their dealings as a “mutually respectful and trusting team-prisoner relationship”.

“Being well mannered and helpful with one another is mutually helpful in the jail surroundings, and casual interactions were not out of position at Mount Gambier,” he stated.

“It’s a very low-to-medium security jail … there is a society of constructive, peaceful and somewhat calm interactions amongst team and prisoners.

“Hall took edge of that trusting connection.”

Mr Williams stated that, soon after remaining raped, the officer re-dressed herself, still left the dorm and “tried to behave as if all the things was fantastic, as if absolutely nothing had happened”.

“She succeeded mainly because, as she went about her responsibilities while seeking to course of action what had took place to her, no one found anything was mistaken,” he stated.

“She did not experience snug speaking to anybody, at that phase, about the incident (together with) her companion … the future working day, she confided in her sister.”

The demo, just before Decide Gordon Barrett and in the absence of a jury, continues.