Prisoner Rape Survivor

August 21, 2005- Posted at 12:45 p.m. CDT

Arkansas- Kendell Spruce, an Arkansas check forger who said he was raped by 27 fellow prisoners, testified about his experiences in state lockups before a Congressional Commission in San Francisco.

Spruce said a cellmate did infect him with HIV.

An Arkansas correction department spokeswoman says Spruce's allegations were untrue, saying he either initiated it or was a willing participant.

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