Former Juvenile Guard Indicted On Sex Charge

A former guard at a privately-run juvenile Central Texas detention center was indicted Thursday for violating the civil rights of a person in custody after an incident involving sexual contact with an inmate.

Disheka Larae Westbrook (Jail photo)

ROCKDALE (August 16, 2013)— Disheka Larae Westbrook, 25, of Cameron, a former guard at a privately-run juvenile detention center in Rockdale, has been indicted for violating the civil rights of a person in custody in an incident involving inappropriate contact with an inmate.

Westbrook was charged in connection with an incident that happened while she was working at the Rockdale Juvenile Justice Center, Milam County Deputy Chris White said at the time of Westbrook’s arrest in June.

The name and age of the juvenile victim was not disclosed.

Jim Hearly, spokesman for the Texas Juvenile Justice Department, in Austin, said he was aware of the arrest and said TJJD conducted an administrative investigation at the center.

Hearly said, the Rockdale facility is operated by a private company that contracts to house juveniles for several counties and is not operated by the state.

"They still have to conform to state standards and that's why we are conducting an administrative investigation," Hearly said.

Hearly said the Milam County Sheriff's Office conducted the criminal investigation.

Westbrook posted a $7,500 bond after her arrest and was released from the Milam County Jail.

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