MIDLAND COUNTY -- Three separate sexual assaults were reported during Crude Fest in 2015 and 2016
It's a three-day country music festival In Midland County known for its big name artists and a weekend full of partying.
What happens at the festival, according to Midland County Sheriff Gary Painter, is a huge problem.
"We have assaults, we have rapes, we have had a lot of stuff that has occurred out there. Just because they get drunk," said Sheriff Painter.
An investigation into this statement by CBS 7 found three incident reports since 2015. All of the victims mentioned in the reports were women.
According to documents, each of the assaults happened on Crude Fest grounds.
The first report states that an assault happened on a Saturday night in 2015 at 10 p.m. inside of an RV trailer on the concert grounds.
The second report states that a female student reported a sexual assault just after midnight Sunday at the concert.
The third report was made in 2016 at 4:30 a.m.
According to Sheriff Painter, each of the victims were under the influence of alcohol.
"It's a mess, there's going to be a lot of people. They'll bring their alcohol, they'll bring their beer. In he past, we've had a lot of trouble," said Sheriff Painter.
Sheriff Painter says that in each of the three cases there were no arrests because of a lack of evidence, which made it difficult to identify suspects.
In the 2016 assault, Sheriff Painter says they had the name of the suspect but that the victim refused to go any further with the investigation.
Last year the Midland County Sheriff's Office reported a total of 72 arrests over the course of Crude Fest.
Organizers of Crude Fest have released a statement:
"As the producers of the festival we take security very seriously. We work closely with the Midland County Sheriff's Department to decrease the number of arrests on the property each year."