South Texas county sued over jail abuse

GEORGE WEST, Texas (AP) — A South Texas county has been sued in federal court for the second time in a year over the sexual abuse of women in its jail.

Also named in the lawsuit filed earlier this month in Corpus Christi are three former guards from the Live Oak County jail who were previously convicted of improper sexual contact with prisoners.

Attorney Ron Armstrong, who filed the lawsuit, said Tuesday he has told the district attorney about the new allegations contained in the suit brought by two women.

The suit alleges a pattern of sexual assaults from 2007 to 2010. It follows another federal lawsuit filed last year by two other women who were assaulted there.

Live Oak Sheriff Larry Busby did not immediately return a call for comment.

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