Sheriff: Sergeant sexually assaulted by inmate

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HARRIS COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) -- A pistillate sergeant remains hospitalized aft she was beaten and sexually assaulted wrong her bureau astatine the Harris County jailhouse Monday afternoon.

According to the Harris County Sheriff's Office, it happened astatine 2 p.m. successful the Harris County jailhouse connected 1200 Baker Street. The sergeant reported being assaulted by a 27-year-old inmate, according to the sheriff's office.

She went to the jailhouse session and was aboriginal taken to a infirmary for further aesculapian attraction and enactment services.

"We had 1 of our worker representatives spell down to the infirmary and helium said it's the worst beating he's ever seen successful his 46-year career," said David Cuevas, president of the Harris County Deputies' Organization. "It's shaken our bureau to the core."

Cuevas is asking the nationalist to commune for the officer's recovery.

ABC13 sources identified the fishy arsenic 27-year-old Jeremiah Williams, who was already successful the Harris County jailhouse connected charges of intersexual battle and attempted intersexual battle from 2 attacks connected Sept. 8, 2020. The attacks happened wrong minutes of each different astatine a westbound Harris County park.

In 1 attack, deputies said Williams punched a 45-year-old jogger successful the look and assemblage earlier sexually assaulting her. Minutes later, Williams allegedly ran up down a 27-year-old jogger and tackled her to the ground. She was capable to escape.

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"The brutal onslaught of our Sheriff's Office teammate warrants a thorough and swift investigation," said Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez. "Uncovering each the applicable facts related to this alleged battle is simply a apical precedence arsenic we question answers and justice. All our brave employees merit to consciousness safe, and we volition bash everything to support them. Our team's contiguous absorption is offering a scope of afloat enactment to our squad member."

Sources told ABC13 Williams was returning to his compartment without an escort erstwhile helium attacked the unfortunate successful her bureau connected the 5th floor. A transgression country portion and detectives' cars were parked extracurricular the jailhouse for hours afterward.

The sergeant's convulsive battle comes a period aft 19-year Fred Harris, a teen with peculiar needs, was beaten and stabbed wrong the jail. He aboriginal died astatine a hospital. Fellow inmate, Michael Ownby, a antheral doubly Harris' size, has been charged with murder.

In September, the deputies' enactment sued the region alleging unsafe jailhouse conditions and understaffing.

"There's not capable radical successful that jail. I support saying that. I support informing them. I support telling them and they don't listen," said David Batton, lawyer for the deputies' organization.
In summation to the transgression investigation, an interior reappraisal volition beryllium conducted, the sheriff's bureau said.

Crime country portion was extracurricular the jailhouse contiguous aft a pistillate @HCSOTexas sergeant was beaten and sexually assaulted. Inmate, who is awaiting proceedings for intersexual assault, ambushed her wrong an office, according to sources. Deputies’ org. is asking for prayers for her recovery. #abc13

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