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Ex-Marine Shane Bardes In Jail For Rape Says Female Guards Sexually Assaulted Him 10 Times

| by Sarah Fruchtnicht

A former Marine rifleman serving time at Miramar Brig military prison claims he has been sexually assaulted by female guards and employees more than 10 times.

Former Marine Lance Cpl. Shane Bardes, 27, is a serving a five-year sentence for raping two women while he was stationed in Hawaii, CBS 8 reported. After three years served, he is now asking for an early release based on his allegations.

“Shane has agreed to come forward with his story as painful and humiliating as it is to ensure that this never happens again,” said Bardes’ attorney, John Hafemann.

Hafemann said he’s wasn't just humiliated, female workers at the San Diego prison used him to fulfill their own sexual appetites. 

"Time and time again they used their position and their power over him to satisfy their own sexual desires," said Hafemann.

Bardes claims he’s been raped by female guards and his female work supervisor.

He says he had a relationship with a female therapist, who worked as an intern for the University of Southern California. But female guards were jealous of the intern, who was later fired.

"He's been made fun of teased and even physically assaulted," said Hafemann.

Bardes claims the incidents took place in food and office closets where no cameras are located.

Hafemann says federal laws prohibit prison officials from sleeping with inmates because inmates have no power.

"It can't be consensual, it's like statutory rape," he said. "Shane Bardes' story doesn't and continues to not get the attention it deserves because he is a male victim of sexual assault in the military."

Bardes’ request for special clemency states he was “systematically victimized by the very institution charged with his rehabilitation.”

After Bardes’ allegations, the Naval Criminal Investigative Service opened an investigation and he was transferred to Charleston Brig in South Carolina.

The NCIS said no charges have been filed, but offered to insight into the investigation.

“What I can say,” said NCIS spokesman Ed Buice, “is that NCIS is investigating allegations made by an individual who was in confinement at the Miramar Brig, of unwanted and inappropriate sexual contact. The investigation is ongoing and, to date, no charges have been filed in connection with this case.”

Sources: CBS 8, Army Times