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Nowata County jailer arrested on sexual assault charges

Ponca City Now - May 6, 2019 4:08 pm

NOWATA – The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is investigating a Nowata County jailer after allegations that he sexually assaulted an inmate.

Sheriff Myrta Hallet requested assistance on May 2 after a female inmate reported that while in custody, she had been assaulted by jailer Cody Lowen. The 30-year-old Lowen was booked into the Washington County jail on May 3, on charges of First Degree Forcible Sodomy and Rape by Instrumentation.

Lowen was fired from his job as a jailer on April 30, 2019.

The OSBI investigation is ongoing.

 

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