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Summit County Jail inmates charged in sexual assault allegations against deputies

From Staff Reports Published: January 4, 2017 10:06 AM

Akron -- Two inmates at Summit County Jail were charged Jan. 3 with making false allegations of peace officer misconduct after alleging that they were sexually assaulted by a Summit County sheriff's deputy while in prison.

Jake R. Johnson, 29, of Stow was charged with one count each of falsification and making false allegations of a peace officer, both first-degree misdemeanors; while Nicholas A. Prokopchak, 24, of Akron, was charged with making false allegations of a peace officer.

According to Johnson's allegations, the deputy entered the inmate's cell Dec. 29, sexually assaulted him and went back to work.

The Summit County Sheriff's Detective Bureau initiated an investigation and the inmate was transported to Akron General Medical Center for an evaluation. According to the sheriff's office, it was determined at this time that the statements made by the inmate were false.

Prokopchak alleged that on Jan. 2, that he was assaulted by a different deputy.

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According to the allegations, the deputy entered the inmate's cell and sexually assaulted him. The Summit County Sheriff's Detective Bureau responded and the inmate was transported to the Akron General Medical Center for an evaluation.

It was determined during the investigation that the statements made by the inmate were false.

Investigators believe that both inmates discussed making these allegations with each other. For more on this story check back at www.twinsburgbulletin.com.


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