Investigators found no evidence of rape at jail, report says.

Warren County Jail. LAWRENCE BUDD/PHOTO
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Warren County Jail. LAWRENCE BUDD/PHOTO

A criminal investigation into allegations that a female inmate was raped at the Warren County jail was closed in 2013 after investigators concluded there was no evidence a sexual assault had occurred, according to a copy of the investigation obtained by the I-Team.

The woman sued the county in federal court last month claiming she was raped, the alleged assault was poorly investigated and that jailers refused to provide her with medication and medical care while she was behind bars.

Records show the Warren County Sheriff’s Office launched an investigation into the incident on May 18, 2013, after the inmate’s attorney said sperm found in the inmate’s urine indicated she was raped at the jail.

Investigators confirmed that a lab report showed sperm was in the inmate’s urine, records say. But when officers called Atrium Medical Center, where the test was conducted, the lab worker said the report meant nothing and wasn’t admissible in court.

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