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Blind Woman Says She Was Raped In Jail

KNOXVILLE (CN) - A blind woman says she was raped and sexually groped by five inmates for an extended period while Sevier County Sheriff's deputies did nothing about it. Her federal complaint states she was serving 40 days for failing to pay court costs for a misdemeanor conviction, and adds, "The act of rape is not a prescribed punishment for failing to pay court costs."

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