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Woman wanted after claiming to have been raped while behind bars

Washington County Sheriff’s Office
POSTED: Monday, August 18, 2014 - 1:58pm
UPDATED: Monday, August 18, 2014 - 9:14pm

Police are looking for a woman who claimed she was raped while she was in custody.

Kayla Marritt accused a Washington County jailer of sexually assaulting her on July 24th.

The Texas rangers investigated the incident and say based on the evidence, she fabricated the attack.

A warrant has been issued for her arrest for “False report to police officer”.

Authorities believe Merritt may have fled to Mississippi.

Anyone with information regarding her location should contact the Washington County Sheriff’s office.


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