TBI: Rockwood woman falsely accused officer of sexual assault

ROCKWOOD, Tenn. (WVLT) -- The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation announced that a Rockwood woman allegedly accused a Rockwood police officer of sexual assault.

According to TBI, Christy Hunter was indicted on charges of filing a false report and retaliation for past action in Roane County.

An investigation was launched on Jan. 6 at the request of the DA after Hunter filed a report, claiming she had been sexually assaulted by an officer during her arrest on suspicion of shoplifting.

TBI said that the investigation showed her allegations "had no merit."

On Monday, a grand jury indicted Hunter. She was arrested and booked into the Roane County Jail on a $20,000 bond.