Jail Guard Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Inmates

(Cleveland) - A guard at the Cuyahoga County Jail has been accused of sexually assaulting three inmates. 34-year-old Andre Bacsa is charged with rape, sexual battery, and gross sexual imposition.

Bacsa is being held in the Cuyahoga County Jail on $300,000 bond, but Sheriff Paul Viland is trying to find another jail in which to hold Bacsa. He is on paid leave from his county job.

Bacsa is accused of assaulting at least three inmates over a two and a half week period earlier this month,.

Sheriff Viland said in a statement, “The care and protection of our jail detainees is of paramount concern. It is never acceptable to violate people’s rights as an employee of the Sheriff’s Department, and we continue with our pledge to proactively ensure that our staff serves at a high standard and is held strictly accountable.”

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