Inmate Alleges She Was Sexually Assaulted in Washington County Jail

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BRENHAM - Investigators are looking into a claim by an inmate in the Washington County Jail who says she was sexually assaulted while she was incarcerated.

According to the Washington County Sheriff's Office, a 22-year-old woman had been jailed an assault charge. According to her, sometime between late Thursday evening and Friday morning, an unknown person got into her cell and assaulted her.

Sheriff Otto Hanak says investigators with his office and the Texas Rangers are looking into the allegation, but that the inmate is not fully cooperating.