Fairfax, Virginia – Former Fairfax County Jail Nurse Charged With Sexual Battery, Accused of Assaulting Inmate

Call 866-831-3769
Fairfax County Detention Center

Fairfax County Detention Center, where a former contract nurse is accused of sexual battery.

Police: Contract Nurse Had Inappropriate Contact With Female Inmate

Police in Fairfax have arrested and charged a former contract nurse from Fairfax County Jail with sexual battery. According to the authorities, 39-year-old Christopher Chimera had inappropriate sexual contact with a female inmate in late 2017. Chimera was arrested on November 16 for the incident which took place in December 2017, when he was working as a licensed practical nurse contractor with a company called Maxim Healthcare Services, which had a contract with the county.

The alleged victim went to police on October 18 to report the incident, which led to an investigation by the department’s Major Crimes Bureau. At the time of his arrest, Chimera was working as a nurse for the Fairfax County Community Services Board. However, he has since been terminated from that position.

Chimera is free on a $2,000 bond and has a court date scheduled for January 29, 2019. Detectives have asked anyone with information and other victims to contact them at 703-246-7800.

Legal Rights of Inmates Who Have Been Sexually Assaulted

Attorney contributor Brian Kent of AbuseGuardian.com is an advocate for sexual assault survivors, helping them find justice in civil court. Here are some of his thoughts on the legal rights of inmates who have been sexually assaulted by staff members:

Inmates have rights just like the rest of us, including the right to be safe from sexual violence committed by people in positions of authority and trust. But unfortunately, sometimes prison employees sexually abuse inmates. While these predators may think their power will protect them from consequences, victims of prison sexual assault may have the right to seek justice by filing a lawsuit against the prison.

A lawsuit can help provide financial support for damages like pain and suffering, emotional distress, therapy costs, and more. If you or a loved one has been sexually assaulted in a prison and you’d like to learn more about how you can find justice, consider speaking with one of our experienced sexual assault survivor lawyers in a free consultation.

Location of Fairfax County Detention Center

News Disclaimer

2018-11-16T17:06:52+00:00

About the Author:

Brian Kent, Esq. is a partner at Laffey, Bucci & Kent. Brian is nationally recognized as a leading attorney victims' rights lawyer. He has represented numerous clients who have been injured because of criminal actions of another including, sexual abuse cases, hit by drunk driver cases, and negligent security cases.

Leave A Comment