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Matt Westerhold • May 20, 2012 at 9:49 AM

Excerpt from "Between the Lines" column in today's Sunday Register, May 20, 2012: The alleged abuse at the Sandusky County jail happened in January and was first reported by the Register in February. But since then, sheriff Kyle Overmyer reached an agreement with one of the fired jail guards to pay the guard $5,000 to go away, quietly.

“The agreement also stipulates Overmyer and the (fired jail guard) will not make disparaging remarks about each other and will not discuss the settlement.” 

That’s a pretty strange way to spend taxpayer money, but it's a nifty effort to keep a lid on gritty details. Whatever could Overmyer and the fired guard say about each other that is so important not to say? 

The jail guard, who allegedly used the schizophrenic woman for his own personal sexual gratification while at work, got something else in the deal with the sheriff: Overmyer agreed to provide “neutral” references for him from the sheriff’s office to any future potential employers. 


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