Judge won't block reports on rape case document
NEW ORLEANS - A judge in New Orleans has refused to block a news outlet from reporting on a police document about a rape case.
State District Judge Kern Reese on Monday refused the city's request for an injunction against Nola.comThe Times-Picayune.
The case involved a Texas woman who said she was raped during Mardi Gras festivities by a hotel security guard. She also said an investigator whom she described as "rude and hostile" closed the case after wrongly determining the sex was consensual.
Nola.com reported on the document last month, saying it alleged inconsistencies in the woman's account.
The woman's name has not been made public.
The investigator is one of five now under investigation after New Orleans' inspector general said more than 1,000 sex crimes and child abuse cases were mishandled.
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