Report of sexual battery at Alachua County jail investigated


ALACHUA COUNTY, Fla. – The Alachua County Sheriff's Office is investigating the report of a sexual battery between male inmates Wednesday at the jail.

Department of the Jail employees and law enforcement personnel responded quickly and provided immediate medical attention to the victim, investigators said.

They said separate administrative and criminal investigations into the incident are underway.

Detectives said they went to both the jail and the hospital to interview the victim and secure evidence. The evidence collected will be forensically analyzed, and lab results will have to be evaluated before a determination of charges, investigators said.

The administrative investigation is being conducted by the ACSO Office of Professional Standards and will review adherence to procedures and policies, according to the Sheriff's Office.

The victim has been treated and released from a hospital, and has since bonded out of jail, deputies said.

The suspect remains in custody at the jail on other charges.

Detectives said they're continuing the investigation.