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Report: Female inmate assaulted when male inmate placed in same cell

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A Rock Hill man is facing charges after deputies say he sexually assaulted a female inmate when the pair was placed in the same jail cell.

According to a York County Sheriff's Office report, 33-year-old James Henry Richardson is accused of inappropriately touching the 33-year-old woman.

Deputies say it happened in a holding cell at the Moss Justice Center on Saturday morning between 9 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. The report states that Richardson was placed in the holding cell while inmate workers cleaned his jail cell.

The woman told detention officers that Richardson touched her on her breast, buttocks and genital area while she was reportedly sleeping.

According to the report, investigators performed a sexual assault test on the victim and took a DNA swab from Richardson's mouth.

Richardson was charged with assault and battery, second degree, on Saturday night around 10:50 p.m.

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