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4 WilCo Sheriff's employees on leave over sex assault allegations

4 WilCo Sheriff's employees on leave over sex assault allegations

GEORGETOWN, Texas – Four employees with the Williamson County Sheriff's Office, including three deputies, have been placed on paid administrative leave, Capt. Mike Gleason with the Williamson County Sheriff's Office confirmed to KVUE Monday.

On Tuesday, KVUE learned only one of the employees is alleged to have committed a sexual assault, and the other three are not accused of any criminal acts, but are considered witnesses.

Gleason said the three deputies and one corrections officer were placed on leave after sexual assault allegations surfaced over the weekend. He said the case does not pertain to the jail or an inmate, and the four were not on duty when the alleged assault took place. A source familiar with the situation told KVUE the incident happened early Saturday morning.

According to DPS, the Williamson County Sheriff's Department is the lead investigators, and the Texas Rangers are assisting.

Williamson County First District Attorney Mark Brunner tells KVUE the incident happened at a home in Williamson County.

The names of the suspended employees have not been released.

The Williamson County Sheriff's Office released the following statement Tuesday:

"The investigation into the allegation of sexual assault regarding four Williamson County Sheriff's Officers is continuing. After conferring with the Texas Rangers who are involved in this investigation; and the Williamson County District Attorney's Office who will review the case; only one employee is alleged to have committed a sexual assault. The three remaining employees are not accused of any criminal acts, but will be considered witnesses. All four will remain on paid administrative leave for the time being, per Sheriff James Wilson."

KVUE News has reached out to the Williamson County Sheriff's Office, Texas Rangers, Department of Public Safety and Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas (CLEAT) for interviews; all of which declined.

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