Liberty Co. jail warden, chief fired over assault allegations

September 22, 2012 12:15:42 PM PDT
Two top administrators at the Liberty County jail have been terminated by the firm hired by the county to manage the jail.

By Friday, the firm -- Community Education Centers -- had replaced former Warden Timothy New and former Chief Kenneth Reid Nunn with a new warden and chief of staff.

The decision to terminate New and Nunn came just days after a notice of claim was sent to Liberty County authorities and CEC by the attorneys of Brandy Nichole O'Brien.

According to court documents, O'Brien was "repeatedly subjected to assault and battery, sexual assault, deviant sexual assault, humiliation, degradation and intentional infliction of emotional distress" while incarcerated in the Liberty County jail for failure to make timely child support payments.

The documents state "Nunn and others" were behind the abuse.

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