Cleared guard wants job back

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Posted: Mar 30, 2011 1:56 PM
Source: Associated Press

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HOUMA, La. - A former guard cleared of sexual misconduct with inmates wants his job back at the Terrebonne Juvenile Detention Center.

Fifty-one-year old Floyd Howard, an 11-year detention center employee, was fired in 2009 after he and six other guards were accused of offering teen girls at the center treats, such as snacks
and phone-call privileges, in exchange for sex.

Jurors acquitted Howard and fellow guard Darwin Brown in February.

The Courier reports that he's asking for back pay as well as his old job.

Two other guards, 48-year-old Angelo Vickers and 26-year-old Christopher Turner, pleaded guilty to lesser charges.

Vickers is the only one serving prison time.

Prosecutors withdrew charges against six other former workers after Howard and Brown were found not guilty.

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