FLASHBACK: Complaints Flood Texas Youth Hot Line | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

FLASHBACK: Complaints Flood Texas Youth Hot Line

Many of those complaints have been flooding into the makeshift situation room here staffed around the clock by employees of the inspector general’s office of the adult prison system and of the state attorney general’s office.

These officers, in turn, parcel out the cases to about 100 investigators from the two agencies and the Texas Rangers who are interviewing witnesses at 24 youth detention centers and scores of small contract facilities across Texas, where more than 4,000 youths ages 10 to 21 are serving sentences of at least nine months — but almost always longer — for criminal violations.

One of the centers is the West Texas State School in Pyote, where a Texas Ranger’s investigation in early 2005 substantiated accusations that two top supervisors had carried on sexual relationships with juveniles. Both later resigned but were never charged with a crime.

The case languished for almost two years in the Ward County district attorney’s office until news reports last month, and the resulting outcry prompted the part-time prosecutor, Randall Reynolds, who operates his own law business, to request assistance from the state attorney general. A grand jury has been hearing evidence.

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These new indictments down in Texas may rip the lid off a new version of the Franklin Scandal!