Two women recently filed a lawsuit—resembling a similar claim from other Live Oak County Jail prisoners in 2012—alleging that jailers systematically abused female inmates behind bars.
Two female former inmates in Texas’s Live Oak County jail have filed a lawsuit against the County and three former jailers, claiming the men ran a “rape camp” where women were “repeatedly raped and humiliated,” according to a court document.
The lawsuit comes less than a year after a similar suit filed by two different women against the same defendants. Two of the men, Vincent Aguilar and Jaime E. Smith, are serving time in a state jail after pleading guilty to separate felony charges of “violation of the civil rights of person in custody; improper sexual assault” against the women in the 2012 lawsuit.
The third man, Israel Charles Jr., pled guilty to felony charges and served 12 months in jail, but has since been released.
Both the 2012 and 2013 lawsuits detail allegations of systemic abuse against female inmates at the facility.
“Beginning sometime in 2007 to at least August of 2010 the Live Oak County Sheriff’s office ran a ‘rape camp’ known as the Live Oak County jail,” says the 2013 lawsuit. Read more at dailybeast.com