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Tennessee woman accused of lying about jailer sex assault

May 3, 2019

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee woman is accused of lying about being sexually assaulted by a Sullivan County jailer last year.

News outlets report 30-year-old Shauna Jones was arrested Wednesday and charged with false reporting. Jones was jailed for a week in April 2018 on a charge of violating probation. The reason behind her probation is unclear.

A state Bureau of Investigation release says Jones later reported that she was assaulted while jailed and a subsequent investigation determined the assault didn’t happen. A county grand jury indicted Jones on a charge of false reporting last week.

Jones was booked Wednesday into the same county jail she was held at last year. It’s unclear if she has a lawyer.

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