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Goochland indictment charges DOC captain with rape

Posted at 11:03 PM, Aug 17, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-17 23:12:30-04

GOOCHLAND COUNTY, Va. -- A grand jury indictment reveals an alleged rape happened in February, 2014 in Goochland County, and both parties involved work for the Department of Corrections.

The female victim listed on court papers works at the facility off Route 6 in Goochland County. Lloyd George Samuels, according to law enforcement sources, was a captain at another corrections facility in Craigsville, Virginia.

"Why did it take so long to charge him?” CBS6 legal analyst Todd Stone said, “It could be because she waited to come forward or it could be the investigation lingered on.  It could be a lot of different things."

Lloyd George Samuels

Lloyd George Samuels

Where the alleged rape happened is unknown. The Goochland Sheriff's Department said they never worked the investigation, but the indictment was in Goochland County and sources say, that means it happened on prison property.

'"Somehow the investigation stayed in-house and was done by the Department of Corrections," said Stone, looking over the indictment.

CBS 6 is still waiting to hear from the DOC as our emails have not been returned.

Samuels is in jail with no bond, but Stone said the Commonwealth has a lot to prove.

"They have to show beyond a reasonable doubt that he had sexual intercourse with the alleged victim against her will, using force, threat or intimidation.  Because he's high-ranking, that could impact the consent element of the offense," Stone said.

If convicted, Samuels faces life behind bars.