Feds Close Jail Sex Case

1 decade 10 months 1 week ago January 23, 2006 Jan 23, 2006 Monday, January 23 2006 Monday, January 23, 2006 5:54:35 PM CST in News

The U.S. Attorney's Office and FBI released a statement, saying they decided to close the investigation because there's not enough evidence.

Four female inmates filed a lawsuit, claiming jailers asked them for sexual favors in exchange for cigarettes, snacks and better treatment.

"As a result, we're not going to be going forward at a state level unless there's new evidence," explained Bill Tackett, Cole County prosecuting attorney. "And then we'll stand ready to go forward."

The accused jailers won a in civil trial because of a lack of evidence.

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