2 women sue Marion County, claim sex abuse in jail

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Two women have filed a $3 million lawsuit against Marion County, claiming they were sexually assaulted by a deputy while in jail.

The lawsuit says the women were abused for more than a year by a guard at the work center where the women were assigned.

The Statesman Journal reports (http://is.gd/RNBRYu) the deputy was fired after his arrest in March. He’s due to appear in court on June 22 on 14 sex crime charges.

A spokesman for the Marion County sheriff’s office, Don Thomson, declined to comment on the civil lawsuit.

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Information from: Statesman Journal, http://www.statesmanjournal.com