Texas Jail Project About Stories Reports In The News Jailhouse Stories Peer Voices In Your Community Contact Donate

Swisher County

Sheriff and County Judge Oppress Panhandle Women

Nov 18th, 2013

Former Swisher County Sheriff Benavidez has been charged with official oppression–as a public servent, he intentionally subjected another person to mistreatment. Or in this case two people. Both his victims have had to file a lawsuit, because they were punished for reporting the assaults and lost benefiits and pay, after county judge Harold Keeter actually refused to press charges. Both women were humiiated and sexually assaulted; the good news is that the second woman had her cell phone camera on during the whole nasty incident!