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Rape ‘common’ in Cassie’s jail

Jarrod Sierocki

It’s the interview the world has been chasing. News Corp’s Sarah Blake speaks to Cassie Sainsbury from behind bars of a Colombian prison.

Cassandra Sainsbury is pictured inside the notorious El Buen Pastor women’s prison in Bogota, Colombia. Picture: Nathan Edwards

A BOGOTA local who is a regular visitor to the jail where accused Australian drug smuggler Cassie Sainsbury is now detained says woman-on-woman rape is commonplace behind its walls.

Andrea Paolo Daza Quintero has been inside the El Buen Pastor women’s prison in the Colombian capital multiple times to visit her mother, who was incarcerated last year for fraudulently selling a house with her husband.

Miss Daza Quintero said sexual violence between women was rife in the jail and that drug-taking was more prevalent inside than outside.

“You find rapes; the women rape other women. Violation, between women,” Miss Daza Quintero told via a translator outside the prison while she was waiting for access.

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