MDC guard accused of raping inmates found not guilty

Torry Chambers

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Jury deliberations are underway in the case of an Metropolitan Detention Center guard accused of raping inmates. Torry Chambers is accused of raping several female inmates between 2008 and 2010.

Attorneys gave their closing arguments Wednesday in the case of Chambers.

“Inmates are the perfect victims. They are at the Metropolitan Detention Center,” said Jacqueline James, prosecutor. “That does not mean they’re stripped of the right to be safe.”

The defense argued the state failed to satisfy its burden of proof, saying records showed Chambers wasn’t even at the jail the time of some of the allegations.

“Torry Chambers wasn’t working. It did not match up,” said William J. Cooley, attorney.

Chambers is still a sergeant at MDC but is not allowed to have contact with inmates.

Chambers was found not guilty on three counts of rape and there was a hung jury on the other counts of rape. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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