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Disciplinary hearings loom for accused jail guards

Jessica Cuffman • Mar 16, 2014 at 10:04 AM

Two Sandusky County jail guards will get a chance Monday to tell their versions of a Jan. 10 incident in which they allegedly exploited a naked, schizophrenic woman while she was locked in a jail cell.

Frank Kaiser, 31, and Charlie Pump, 34, are scheduled for fact-finding hearings Monday with a neutral hearing officer, Sandusky County Job and Family Services director Cindy Bilby.

Bilby then has five days to complete a report documenting the allegations and her findings. She could determine the two men are guilty of misconduct.

Also this week, Sheriff Kyle Overmyer sent predisciplinary letters to Kaiser and Pump, further detailing the allegations against the men and the roles they played in the Jan. 10 incident.

A third jail guard accused of misconduct, Joshua Smith, was still in his probationary period when the incident happened. Any discipline awaiting him won't be settled upon until Kaiser and Pump are dealt with.

For more on this story, pick up Friday's Register. Also, click on the PDFs below to read the discipline notices Overmyer sent to Kaiser and Pump.

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