Angelina County, Texas (KETK) — After an investigation that began in May 2012, charges have been filed against an Angelina County jailer who had inappropriate relationships with female inmates.
Stevon E. Crowder, 53, has been booked into the Nacogdoches Jail on charges, eight of which are "official oppression" charges and five are "civil rights violations."
The charges are not based on rape, but upon the fact inmates were touched in an inappropriate manner.
The investigation covered several counties, including Henderson County and Burnet County, because many of the people involved had been transferred or had gone to prison in another area. 12 female inmates and four of Crowder's co-workers were interviewed throughout the investigation.
Angelina County Sheriff, Greg Sanches wants the public to know the Angelina County Jail is safe.
"We make sure that the Angelina County Jail is a safe jail," said Sanches. "Our jailers conduct themselves in a lawful way. Integrity and professionalism are very important to us, and we will not tolerate any mistreatment or violation of the law. it doesn't matter who you are, the law applies to everyone."
Crowder's bond has been set at $24,500.