Two jail guards, accused of having sex with a male inmate inside the North Slave Correctional Complex in Yellowknife, have been fired.
The Yellowknifer newspaper reported last year that Kelly Canadian, 26, who is again an inmate at the jail, had accused the guards of taking advantage of him sexually while he was a prisoner at the facility.
He is reportedly suing the government of the Northwest Territories for $1.2 million and has a high-profile Edmonton law firm working on his behalf.
News that the guards had been fired came Thursday morning in the form of an email from Deputy Justice Minister Martin Goldney.
“The workplace investigations into the serious allegations made by Mr. Canadian have been completed,” Goldney stated. “The two subjects of the investigation are no longer members of the Corrections Service and are no longer employed with the Government of the Northwest Territories.”
CKLB first reported last December that the corrections officers had been suspended with pay pending the outcome of the investigation.
The former guards have not been identified.
Edmonton Lawyer Steven Cooper reportedly says his client says he was asked to perform sexual acts for the guards and was given money through email transfers several times by one of them.
Cooper alleges the GNWT is responsible for harm done to his client while an inmate at the North Slave Correctional Complex.