A former inmate at the Boyle County Detention Center alleges in a federal lawsuit that he was subjected to an illegal body cavity search.
John Francis of Harrodsburg, who is now an inmate at Northpoint Training Center, filed the claim last week in U.S. District Court in Lexington.
It names Jailer Barry Harmon, deputies Danny Sallee and Scott Rousey, and nurse Brenda Rousey as defendants, and asks for $200,000 in damages from each of them.
Francis, who is acting as his own attorney, maintains in the lawsuit that the two deputies and the nurse performed an unconstitutional search of his anus on March 3 while looking for drugs. Francis states he told the deputies he did not have any drugs in his possession and the search came up empty.