Ex-agent in Texas gets prison for groping women

November 18, 2011 3:57:51 AM PST
A former detention officer at a Central Texas facility for immigrants has been sentenced to nearly a year in prison for groping some detained women.

A federal judge in Austin sentenced Donald Dunn, who used to be a residential supervisor at the T. Don Hutto Correction Center in Taylor.

Dunn in September pleaded guilty to two counts of deprivation of civil rights. Prosecutors on Thursday said a judge ordered Dunn to serve 10-month sentences on each count, with the penalties to run concurrently.

Investigators say Dunn groped women while transporting them between the correctional center and an airport or a bus terminal, pretending to do legitimate searches. Prosecutors say the victims were touched in a sexual manner, in incidents since late 2009.