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66 Texas Youth Workers Had Arrest Records

Posted May 3, 2007 8:29 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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Sixty-six employees at the Texas Youth Commission have been fired because they had felony arrest records, according to a state official leading an investigation.

Among them were a case manager convicted of murder in 1971 and a juvenile corrections officer who pleaded guilty to attempted murder in 1980, the New York Times reports.

Jay Kimbrough was appointed to lead the probe after accusations of sexual abuse surfaced. He did not disclose whether any of those with arrest records were accused of harming youths in their care.

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