According to Charleston County Sheriff's Maj. Eric Watson, an undated story appearing on the website nymeta.co. claims Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof was sexually assaulted by two black inmates in his cell and taken to the hospital, is untrue.
Watson says his office has been battling the fake story for about a year.
Roof's sentencing in the slayings of nine black parishioners is this week. He faces a possible death sentence.