Process for investigating Sexual Assault Allegations

Investigations

Five County has procedures governing the referral of cases involving sexual abuse and sexual harrassment. Where sexual abuse is alleged, the Fremont County Sheriff's Department shall investigate pursuant to their policies and procedures. Five County shall cooperate fully in any investigation, and shall participate in any investigative process. Criminal investigations shall be documented in a written report that contains a thorough description of physcial, testimonial, and documentary evidence.

Administrative investigations shall be conducted by the 5-C Attorney and Fremont County Prosecuting Attorney's office. Substantiated allegations of conduct that appears to be criminal shall be referred to the Fremont County prosecuting Attorney's Office for prosecution. For administrative investigations, 5-C and/or the Fremont County Prosecuting Attorney's Office shall impose no standard higher than a preponderance of the evidence in determining whether allegations of sexual abuse or sexual harassment are substantiated.