On November 14, 2013, Jerome Nimmons filed a four-count complaint against Defendants Deputy Duone Clark (“Clark”), Sheriff R.L. Conway and Gwinnett County, in which Nimmons alleged that Defendants violated his rights under the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution, and “pendant state law [against] sexual assault.” On December 23, 2011, Nimmons, a transgender person, was housed as a male pre-trial detainee in the Gwinnett County Detention Center (“Detention Center”). Nimmons alleges that Clark sexually assaulted him at the Detention Center. On December 28, 2013, Clark was served with the Summons and Complaint. Clark did not file a responsive pleading. On June 2, 2014, Nimmons moved for a default judgment against Clark, (the “Default Judgment Motion”). On August 25, 2014, the Court granted Sheriff Conway’s and Gwinnett County’s Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings, and dismissed them from the action.
The court granted Nimmons’ Default Judgment Motion against Clark and ordered him to pay $150,000. Clark was charged in connection with the sexual assault.