LADONIA — A former transport officer of the Fannin County Sheriff’s Office has been indicted for sexually assaulting female jail inmates.

LADONIA — A former transport officer of the Fannin County Sheriff’s Office has been indicted for sexually assaulting female jail inmates.


The Eastern District of Texas of the U.S. District Court is charging William Clifford "Cliff" Isaacs Jr. with four counts of civil rights violations and one count of a using firearm to further a crime of violence, said U.S. District Attorney Maureen Smith.


The text of the indictment states that Isaacs assaulted four women in four separate incidents beginning in October of 2012, and the most recent occurring in September of 2013. They took place when Isaacs transported the women from the Fannin County Jail to state jails, Brown said.


The incidents involved Isaacs inappropriately touching the women, coercing them to perform sexual acts on him and, in one incident, exposing himself. In one of the incidents, Isaacs "did knowingly possess a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence," says to the indictment.


The indictment also states that Isaacs committed each assault "while acting under color of law." This refers to a law enforcement official using their authority to deprive someone of their rights, Smith said.


Isaacs was employed by the Sheriff’s Office for two and-a-half years, said Chief Deputy James Woods. When asked what the Sheriff’s Office’s response was to the indictment, Woods said, "Mr. Isaacs is no longer employed by the Fannin County Sheriff’s Office."


Isaacs is also a resident of Ladonia and served on the city council. Officials at the city of Ladonia said they had no comment.


Attempts to contact Isaacs’ attorney, Denise Benson, for comment were unsuccessful.