WASHINGTON COUNTY JAIL INMATE MAKES SEXUAL ASSUALT CLAIM

A female inmate at the Washington County jail is claiming she was sexually assaulted in her cell by a guard or officer of the law.

Washington County Chief Deputy Jay Petrash says a 22 year old woman was arrested on Thursday for failure to pay a fine for simple assault.  She claims that sometime during the “lights out” period between Thursday night and Friday morning, a guard or officer came into her cell and sexually assaulted her.  Petrash says her claims are being investigated by the Texas Rangers and by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office Internal Affairs Division.