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Private food workers charged with improper sexual activity at Tom Green Jail

Two food service workers for Aramark Correctional Services have been charged with improper sexual activity with prisoners at the Tom Green County Jail in San Angelo, according to a report in the Abilene Reporter-News:

"Luis Carlos Ayala, 51, and Shannon Lorrian Strasburg, 45, were arrested and charged Tuesday with violations of the civil rights of person in custody; improper sexual activity with person in custody, according to a news release from the Tom Green County Sheriff's Office. The two are private employees of the contractor that prepares meals in the jail, the release states.

Ayala and Strasburg were charged with "separate and distinct violations" and booked into the Tom Green County Jail, according to the release. The charge is a state jail felony, punishable by 180 days to two years confinement and up to $10,000 in fines.

The Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigation Division received information that the offenses were taking place in the jail and conducted several interviews, the release states. Investigators presented the information they'd gathered to the District Attorney's Office and obtained warrants for both suspects."

The Tom Green County Jail is operated by the county and not a private operator, but sub-contracts out food service to the Pennsylvania-based Aramark, according to the story.  Aramark's current contract, signed in 2014, runs through August.  

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