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  • mcprison mcprison Jun 30, 2000 11:40 AM Flag

    Bad press from Texas

    2 ex-guards at Austin jail indicted on sex

    By David Hafetz
    Thursday, June 29, 2000

    Two former guards were
    charged Wednesday with sexual misconduct against an
    inmate at the Austin state jail, where a dozen
    ex-employees already have been indicted on charges of
    harassing and sexually abusing prisoners.

    Cole and Christopher Sanders are the first new
    indictments to emerge since December in the investigation of
    the Travis County Community Justice Center, formerly
    operated by the Wackenhut Corrections Corp. Eleven guards
    and one former case manager have already been

    Prosecutor Gail Van Winkle said the
    investigation is continuing, and additional cases might be
    presented to the next grand jury, which will convene in

    "We still have a lot more information
    we're looking at," Van Winkle said. "I can't say for

    Cole and Sanders are charged with
    improper sexual activity with a person in custody, a state
    jail felony, and with official oppression, a Class A

    The indictments against Cole include
    allegations that he had sex with a female inmate in January

    Sanders is accused of having sex with the
    same inmate in January and February of that year.

    The oppression charges against both men stem from
    accusations that they also harassed the woman with unwelcome
    sexual advances, court documents said.

    You may
    contact David Hafetz at or

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