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Ralph Justice, Prince William County Jail Officer, Arrested For Conspiracy To Commit Forcible Sodomy

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MANASSAS, Va. (CBSDC/AP) — Police say 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.

Prince William Police on Thursday announced the arrest of 61-year-old Ralph Justice of Woodbridge. He was charged with conspiracy to commit forcible sodomy.

Justice, who worked at the Prince William County Adult Detention Center, conspired with Michael Rusinack to have Rusinack’s stepson arrested and sent to jail. If all went according to plan, authorities say the Justice would then have left the stepson in place in jail where he could be sexually assaulted.

The intended victim was never hurt.

Rusinack later allegedly embarked on a separate plan to have the man killed.

Rusinack was arrested Saturday. Both men were being held Thursday.

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

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