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Falls County sheriff arrested on sexual assault, other charges
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Falls County sheriff arrested on sexual assault, other charges

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Falls County Sheriff Ricky Scaman was arrested Monday on charges including sexual assault and assault of a public servant, based on an investigation by the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Scaman, 48, was booked into Bell County Jail after the Texas Rangers arrested him Monday on a second-degree felony charge of sexual assault and two third-degree felony charges of assault of a public servant.

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Allegations into the charges were not immediately available.

DPS Sgt. Ryan Howard confirmed Scaman's arrest. Jail logs indicated that Scaman was also arrested on two misdemeanor counts of official oppression.

Scaman was sued twice in the last two years by former employees who claimed he subjected them to unwanted sexual advances and harassment. Both lawsuits have since been settled, court documents state.

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