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Judge rules on Dunn County jailer sexual assault lawsuit

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Dunn County (WQOW) - A judge has issued a ruling on a civil lawsuit filed after a Dunn County jailer sexually assaulted an inmate in 2016.

Ryan Boigenzahn was found guilty of 2nd degree sexual assault in 2017 and sentenced to two years behind bars. Later that year the victim filed a lawsuit against Dunn County, the sheriff's office and a number of law enforcement officers claiming she was subjected to cruel and inhumane treatment and the assault would not have happened if appropriate policies and training took place.

This week, Barron County Judge Maureen Boyle, who was in charge of the case, issued a summary judgment, ruling that the county and sheriff officials had proper procedures in place but that Boigenzahn decided to disregard them.

She ordered that all the defendants, except for Boigenzahn, be dismissed from the case.

As of right now, a future court date has not been set.

Stephen Kelley

Stephen Kelley joined the News 18 team in August 2006. He is currently the Executive Producer.

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