Authorities are investigating after an employee at a South Carolina prison reported being sexually assaulted by an inmate, Department of Corrections officials said.
The staff member reported the alleged assault Wednesday at Ridgeland Correctional Institution, SCDC spokeswoman Chrysti Shain said.
Ridgeland Correctional is a medium security facility located in Ridgeland.
The employee was taken to a local hospital and treated, Shain said. He or she was later released.
The S.C. Law Enforcement Division and SCDC’s Police Services division are investigating the alleged assault. No charges have been filed in the case thus far.