Woman files $13.5 mil lawsuit over Tenn. jail rape
By Jamie Satterfield
The Knoxville News-Sentinel
SEVIER COUNTY, Tenn. - A shoplifter who said she was raped by a gang of violent Sevier County Jail inmates has fi led a $13.5 million federal lawsuit against not only her alleged attackers but also the guards who were supposed to protect her.
Attorney James A.H. Bell has filed on behalf of the alleged rape victim lawsuits in both federal and state court against the Sevier County Sheriff's Department and five jail inmates accused of savaging a fellow inmate in December 2006.