Midland Co. Jailer charged with 4 counts of official oppression

Midland Co. Jailer charged with 4 counts of official oppression
Michael Dingle (Source: Midland County Detention Center)

MIDLAND COUNTY, TX (KWES) - A Midland County Jailer is facing some serious charges after receiving a report of sexual harassment of female inmates by a male jailer.

Michael Dingle is charged with 4 counts of official oppression and four counts of violation of civil rights of a person in custody.

We're told that approximately 3 weeks ago, Midland County Sheriff Gary Painter learned of possible problems involving sexual harassment of female inmates by a male jailer.

Authorities said the possible violations occurred by a jailer assigned to see female inmates in a cooking area of the jail.

The investigation into the case is ongoing.

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