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Posted: July 25, 2017

Judge rules victim from 2015 rape at Tulsa County jail is mentally incompetent


By Ashli Lincoln

News | KOKI

TULSA, Okla. —

Quick facts:

 

  • A judge ruled that a victim from a 2015 rape at the jail is mentally incompetent.
  • FOX23 told you in March when a civil federal law suit was filed against the county.
  • The victim’s family says they tried for days to contact someone at the jail to make sure he was housed in a proper unit and not general population.
  • The family’s attorney, Dan Smolen, says the judge’s ruling is an indication that the county dropped the ball and should have not housed the victim in general population.
  • While the victim was in general population, he was reportedly raped by his cellmate, a man who was incarcerated for failing to register as a sex offender.

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