Florida’s Record on Rape | The Marshall Project
Lemuel McMillan was a prisoner at the Northwest Florida Reception Center in May 2009 when a corrections officer named Ricardo Hay raped him in the laundry room. Another inmate had made a similar allegation against Hay, but McMillan had proof: after being forced to perform oral sex, McMillan vomited a DNA sample — Hay’s semen — onto his own shirt. Five days after McMillan reported the incident, Hay resigned.
It took well over a year for corrections officials to test the shirt and find that it was a match. Hay was arrested, pled no contest, and received 10 years probation.