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Sheriff Charged With Raping, Sodomizing & Bribing Female Prisoners

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An Oklahoma Sheriff is being accused of running his own version of Girls Gone Wild in prison: On Wednesday, Mike Burgess, the top officer in Custer County — 90 miles outside Oklahoma City — was arrested for, among other charges, forcing female prisoners to "engage in wet T-shirt contests and offering cigarettes to those who would flash their breasts," reports the AP. Burgess's T-shirt contests weren't his only alleged misconducts: A federal lawsuit against him includes "14 counts of second-degree rape, seven counts of forcible oral sodomy and five counts of bribery by a public official." Other dastardly deeds attributed to the asshole: telling a drug court participant he would send to jail if she didn't give him sexual favors; giving a prisoner a coveted "jail trusty" job after she performed a sex act on him, then taking the position away when she would no longer service him, and telling a third woman he would get her brother released from jail if she did him.

This kind of abuse of power, of course, is nothing new. (We saw something similar earlier this year when immigration official Isaac Baichu who asked a Colombian woman for oral sex in exchange for her green card.) And for now, Burgess is out on $50,000 bail, although, if he's convicted of all the charges he currently faces, he will get a sentence of 467 years in prison. Hey: Maybe he and douchenozzle Joe Francis can share a cell!


Prison Sex-Slave Operation Alleged [AP via CBS News]
Custer Co. Sheriff Resigns In Sex Scandal [The Oklahoman]

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