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Jury selection starts in sexual assault case

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Posted at 11:35 AM, Feb 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-19 12:35:04-05

TULSA – Fourteen jurors are being selected to be on the case involving allegations of sexual assault within the Tulsa County Jail.

The lawsuit alleges that the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office failed to provide adequate housing, supervision and security to the plaintiff.

It goes on to claim that the plaintiff, who was 17-years-old at the time, was sexually assaulted multiple times inside the jail in 2010.

The local activist group We the People gathered outside the courthouse Friday for a peaceful rally. The organization says they want the sheriff’s department to be held accountable.

“"We're seeing this lack of accountability from government, Sheriff Glanz was elected at that particular time,” said Marq Lewis, We the People.

Former Sheriff Stanely Glanz is cited as the defendant and is being represented by attorney Clark Brewster. The plaintiff’s attorney is Dan Smolen.