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Woman: Rape at Mardi Gras ignored by detectives

3 years 10 months 3 weeks ago Friday, November 21 2014 Nov 21, 2014 November 21, 2014 3:14 PM November 21, 2014 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Cain Burdeau

NEW ORLEANS - A woman says she was raped in New Orleans during Mardi Gras festivities in a case among scores that the city's police department failed to properly investigate.

The department is reeling from a city inspector general's report that found five detectives mishandled more than 1,000 sex crimes and child abuse cases between 2011 and 2013.

Standing in front of a police station, the woman, accompanied by her husband and high-profile lawyer Gloria Allred, described being raped by a security guard at a New Orleans hotel this year. She says one of the five detectives now under investigation closed her case after determining the sex was consensual.

The Associated Press does not identify alleged victims of sexual assault and is not naming the woman, who is from Texas.

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