Virginia Jail Officer Accused of Conspiring to Leave Man Vulnerable to Sexual Assault

Victim also targeted in alleged murder-for-hire plot

Friday, May 18, 2012  |  Updated 7:35 AM EDT
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A jail officer in Prince William County plotted to have a man arrested and then leave him exposed to a sexual assault at the jail, according to police.

Ralph Justice, 61, of Woodbridge, Va., was charged with conspiracy to commit forcible sodomy.

Justice (pictured below) conspired with Michael Rusinack to have the 28-year-old victim arrested and taken to jail, where he would be left vulnerable to an attack, police said.

Rusinack later allegedly embarked on a separate plan to have the man killed. He allegedly arranged with a friend to have the victim killed, police said.

Rusinack was arrested Saturday. Both men were being held Thursday at the county jail.

Police spokesman Jonathan Perok said Rusinack had a long-running dispute with the alleged victim, the son of a woman who had been in a relationship with Rusinack.

Ralph Justice

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