MART, Texas (KWTX) A juvenile corrections officer and 17 juvenile offenders held in the Texas Juvenile Justice Department’s McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility in Mart have been indicted on a list of felony charges stemming from a series of violent assaults and robberies inside the facility.
Six indictments were sealed including one that names the employee, who is charged with official oppression.
Nine of the remaining 12 indictments handed up Wednesday charged juvenile offenders with engaging in organized criminal activity, a first-degree felony.
Three were indicted for felony assaults on public servants.
Attorneys from the Texas Special Prosecution Unit presented the cases in Waco, said Brian Sweany, Texas Juvenile Justice Division spokesman said.
Sweany said a violent incident last June 29 when the defendants were left unsupervised in a day room, led to the indictments.