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California county offered inmates ‘hush money’ to cover up sex abuse allegations, lawsuits allege

Posted on AllSides March 29th, 2024
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Seven women who allege they were sexually abused or exploited by a former Riverside County correctional deputy are suing the county and Sheriff’s Department, claiming they coordinated a scheme to prevent the women from coming forward and offered them “hush money.” On Tuesday, March 26, Long Beach attorney Denisse O. Gastélum and Los Angeles attorney Christian Contreras filed seven separate lawsuits on behalf of the alleged victims in U.S. District Court in Riverside. Named in the suits is former correctional Deputy Christian Heidecker, who was sentenced earlier this month to...

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