OH: Ohio to Pay $17.5M to Convicted Child Sex Offender After Prison Guards Boasted About Paralyzing Him

Source: toofab.com 11/4/21

“It feels good to know that I played a small part in paralyzing a cho, LMAO.”

A convicted child sex offender in Ohio is to receive $17.5 million in compensation after prison guards left him paralyzed — and boasted about it afterwards.

21-year-old Seth Fletcher was left in a wheelchair and unable to move from the chest down after he was tackled and dropped multiple times while handcuffed.

The incident occurred Chillicothe Correctional Institution on around 6 PM on April 2, 2020, when during a strip search, prison guards caught Fletcher with a cigarette they suspected was laced with drugs, The Columbus Dispatch reported.
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After handcuffing him and escorting him to the medical clinic, the guards claimed he tried to pull away from them en route; when Corrections Officer Christopher Coy failed to leg sweep him, he tackled Fletcher to the ground.

Fletcher told them his neck hurt and he couldn’t move his legs, so they picked him up, face down, and carried him the rest of the way. The nurse deemed he was okay and sent him back to the segregation unit.

Still handcuffed and face down, the guards carried him by his arms and legs, dropping him a number of times on his face on the way back, before leaving him on a bed in a suicide watch cell, his arms hanging limply over the side. Cameras along the route were reportedly inoperable that day.

Unable to drink himself, he asked for water; guards poured some on his face, some of it going up his nose.

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The fact that prison guards not only cruelly harmed a fellow human being, but also bragged about it is totally disgusting. The amount paid to their victim is only a small down payment on what is owed.

Last edited 1 year ago by Ditto

Unbelievable. And he was apparently serving just a two year sentence for a CP-ish offense. *SMH*

I am SO sad for this boy. This is a real shame!

Prison guards who do that should be locked away with key thrown off a cliff. Totally barbarism in America!!

17 million is no where near enough to compensate this man. And no one was ever charged? This is outrageous!!! Everyone involved, included those who may have looked the other way, need to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Its unacceptable! And I don’t believe for one second that the security camera was not working at the time. Its a damn prison! Security cameras ALWAYS work. I sincerely hope everyone involved run into the wrong person and get a severe beat down.
Utterly disgusting.

Those thugs should be put behind bars, dropped and water boarded while those involved say, you are the barbaric ones Buford T Justice, Elmer Fudd, and Deputy Dog.

I saw this in the news the last few days and really didn’t want to read about it. I knew I would be pissed and cry for our society. I am and I did today. WTH have humans become? We are supposed to be different from other animals as we have the ability to feel emotions such as empathy, care, and love, but we have sunken deep into the bowels of hell. F*k you assholes of society.

I dont think the public knows what’s really going on with the registry, if they knew 18 year old kids are being sent to prison and placed on the registry for life, for dating one of their peers, people who have teenage sons would be shaken in their boots right now.
I was this kid, luckily for me riverside county didn’t send me to prison, here in California the prison gangs are no joke and the prison guards dont like cho’s ether so your basically walking into a death camp.
Next year I’m starting a support group/nonprofit organization for people forced to register that are teenagers from ages 17 to 19 and everything we do will be publicly broadcast through social media.
Also my mom owns property out in Denver Colorado and in Portland Oregon so I have ties to bout states so I’ll also be able to organize out there too.
No more talk it’s time for action

Stay focused ✌🤓

He should be awarded a total over 200 million. I don’t care what his crime was; yet guards shouldn’t cause you more harm by looking the other way or being involved. He needs to bring the people involved in a civil suit. We’ll forever accountable for our past; however these azzhats get a firing and get another job as a thug.

Why is nobody stating that the Prison Guards should be prosecuted and sent to prison for their crimes? They got fired? That’s it? Nobody is pursuing criminal charges? Obviously, guilt was determined and that is why he is getting a settlement, but now they need to prosecute the real criminals.

I have read the comments from the public on several websites that have posted this story. There is general agreement by the responders that the kid got what he deserves or that he got off light and should have been killed for basically sexting with his girlfriend. There is no talk of prosecuting those responsible and that they are viewed by the general public as heroes.

I find it very discouraging and I wonder if anyone can really combat this evil?

Last edited 1 year ago by Etenne

To me it did not seem even enough to live a lifetime as a quadriplegic. Figure after attorneys get their 1/3, say he is left with $11.67m. The Christopher and Dana Reeves foundation says $1m for first year and $185k each year thereafter. So perhaps he will be able to live a decent life worry free of living expenses. Still, not enough to compensate a young man having to live wheelchair bound for the rest of his life. God damn it, this just makes me angry. The F’ers deserve to be put in a wheel chair for the rest of their lives.

All LE think they are beyond the law and can do whatever they want, an exclusive protected class of citizens. As John Oliver recently said “So next time someone says to you, ‘Not all cops are bad,’ you can respond to them, ‘No… just their favorite ones…’”, referring to their elected Chicago union president who was suspended 8 times and received more misconduct complaints than 96% of officers on the police force. As John noted, this was the guy the union members elected to represent them. This shows they are really all bad apples…the barrel is full of putrid shit holes LE. BTW, watch Oliver’s video on this, it is great.

The cams stop working BS!!!! It just a coverup. The cams have a off and on button check the times when it got shut off than it come back on. There your story…

Plus a guard has two jobs 1 is to protect you from the people and 2 is to protect the people from you. You never cross that line. Cause you as a guard is standing on that line. A true guard would not take any sides… No matter of the crime..

I sent the AG of Ohio an email demanding charges be filed against the guards and nursing staff. Noise should be raised on this also, nobody should go into prison walking and come out in a wheelchair( unless of old age).

Almost all prison guards are members of unions. More often than not their membership provides them a certain amount of cover for bad behavior. More and more we’re seeing it play out where these administrative branch types act more like unionized thugs just like what happened in Germany in the 1930s. Then too it was Judges of a certain religious ilk who turned blind and let the socialist workers party feed on ” the dirty ones. ” We are headed toward civil war and there isn’t a database collective that will change that.