PROVO -- A Provo judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by the victim of a brutal rape near the Provo River Trail.
The woman nearly died after she was raped and beaten with a rock in June 2010.
Her attacker, Shawn Leonard, is serving a life sentence in prison. The attack occurred after he walked away from a jail work-release program.
The woman sued Utah County, the Utah County Sheriff's Office and two companies, claiming they were negligent in their supervision of work-release inmates and in letting Leonard participate in the program.
Provo's Daily Herald reports 4th District Judge David Mortensen ruled the work-release program is indispensable, and there isn't enough evidence to prove Utah County was wrong to allow Leonard to participate in it.
The woman's lawyer plans to appeal.