Also, the test was taken on May 10 of that year, according to the report, so the sample was destroyed by the time the investigation began. The samples are kept seven days, the report says.
The report says the inmate refused to undergo a rape kit test at the time and never claimed to be sexually assaulted. It says she was on suicide watch the entire time she was in the jail.
The report includes the suicide watch log, where she was checked on every five to 10 minutes. The log from May 10 through May 14 notes her acting erratically, stripping naked and talking to herself. It says more than once she refused medication.
The inmate was incarcerated May 3 after turning herself in on a four-year-old warrant for deception to obtain drugs. Her lawsuit alleges that corrections officers refused to provide her medication, which led her mental and physical condition to decline, leaving her vulnerable to sexual assault and initially unable to recall details of the alleged attack.
She was released on July 11, 2013. The criminal investigation was reopened the next month after she told an attorney she was sexually assaulted.
“She said because of her medical condition she could not remember what exactly had occurred,” the report says. “She could not remember how she was sexually assaulted but she knows she was. She said it happened on several occasions but could not give any more details.”
The woman spent part of her sentence at Summit Behavioral Healthcare Center in Cincinnati. In the woman’s discharge papers from Summit, which were obtained by the investigator, a doctor wrote that the urine lab report “raised the question of whether or not she had been abused physically and/or sexually at the jail,” according to the investigator’s report.
The investigation was closed in September. The investigator wrote that he had “no evidence” she was sexually assaulted at the jail and that the attorney wasn’t returning his calls.
The inmate’s lawsuit alleges the investigation, summed up in three typed pages, didn’t try hard enough to obtain forensic evidence.
The I-Team has reached out to the attorney for a response.