The Greene County Sheriff's Department is investigating the death of a 34-year-old Jasonville man who was found hanging in his jail cell the morning of Nov. 23.
The victim is identified as 34-year-old Dallas Gose, of Jasonville, who was being held on one count of sexual misconduct with a minor ---- a class B felony, and one count of sexual misconduct with a minor ---- a class C felony.
The charges were filed Oct. 22.
Gose died Monday at IU-Health Bloomington Hospital from the apparent suicide.
Gose was taken from the county jail in Bloomfield the afternoon of Nov. 23 for treatment at Indiana University Health's Bloomington Hospital.
He was pronounced dead at the hospital.
A statement issued Thursday morning to the Greene County Daily World by the sheriff's department notes that an internal investigation is under way and no information will be released until the probe is complete, according to Greene County Sheriff's Department Dispatch Superior Cheri Campbell.
Greene County Sheriff Terry Pierce said the preliminary investigation shows that "no foul play was involved."
"There's no foul play as far as that is concerned. No one else was involved," Pierce commented late Thursday morning.
The sheriff expects the internal investigation report conducted by GCSD Det. George Dallaire to be released Friday.
Gose, who was being held on a $20,000 surety bond, was scheduled for a jury trial on March 5, 2013.
Gose, who was arrested Oct. 31, was accused of having sexual relations with a 15-year-old girl in Linton's A.M. Risher Pool, while adults and children witnessed it, according to a probable cause affidavit filed by Greene County Prosecutor's Office Investigator Julie Criger.
According to the allegations, the incidents occurred numerous times, but were reported to police on June 9 by pool officials. The Greene County Department of Child Protection Services (CPS) also investigated the case.
On June 9, Gose allegedly became upset with pool lifeguards and officials who advised him that his behavior with the young girl was in violation of the pool's policy against public display of affection. Linton police were called.
The girl told investigators that she and Gose left the pool on June 9 and went behind the nearby bowling alley and did engage in a sex act, Criger wrote in the probable cause affidavit.
Gose and the girl had both denied having sex in the pool; however, multiple witnesses, according to the probable cause affidavit, confirmed the allegations.
Gose, who had an extensive criminal history, was also facing a misdemeanor battery and public intoxication charges in Monroe County, and had been slated to attend his next hearing there Dec. 4.
Staff reporter Mark Stalcup contributed to this report.