And another reason that Texas isn't the state for me!
Female inmates sue Texas county for running ârape campâ at jail
Monday, June 17, 2013 13:03 EDT
Two female inmates have sued a
In a court filing obtained by Courthouse News Service, inmates J.A.S. and J.M.N name Live Oak County and former jailers Vincent Aguilar, Israel Charles Jr. and Jaime E. Smith as defendants.
Although the three guards were arrested in 2010 on charges of sexual assault and are now serving time in Texas state prisons, the women have brought to light new disturbing details about the abuse. They are seeking punitive damages for civil rights violations, assault and emotional distress.
âBeginning sometime in 2007 to at least August of 2010 the Live Oak County Sheriffâs office ran a ârape campâ known as the Live Oak County Jail,â according to the lawsuit. âIn this facility, numerous jailers, all employed by the Live Oak County Sheriffâs Office, repeatedly raped and humiliated female inmates over an extended period of time.â
âThese forced acts of lasciviousness included, but are not limited to, forcing female inmates to repeatedly perform oral sex on
The complaint continued: âIn addition to the repeated sexual assaults, numerous female inmates were sexually harassed. Certain male guards would strip the female inmates of their clothing and provide only
The court document alleged that the guards would âfacilitate their carnal impulsesâ by withholding food and water, physically abusing the women, threatening them and taking away privileges.