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Former Swisher County Sheriff settles civil sexual harassment charges

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Swisher County - A former sheriff accused of sexual harassment is settling a civil lawsuit with two female employees.

Former Swisher County Sheriff Emmett Benavidez is accused of fondling himself in front of two former jail employees, who then filed a civil lawsuit back in October.    

Court documents show the case is being settled, though no details of the settlement have not been released.    

Current County Judge Harold Keeter and current Sheriff Bernie Wells are being dismissed from all charges.

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