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Sheriff pleads guilty to beating inmate

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Wilcox County, GA (WALB) -  A former south Georgia sheriff is facing jail time after prosecutors say he admitted to attacking inmates and trying to cover it up.

They say former Sheriff Stacy Bloodsworth admitted he ordered three inmates to come out of their cells.

When they did, he hit them.

He also watched as other people kicked and hit one inmate, they say.

His son Austin Bloodsworth also pleaded guilty to working to cover up the crime.

Prosecutors also say three other people previously pleaded guilty to charges related to the July 2009 assaults.

Bloodsworth resigned from his post in February.

He now faces up to 15-years in prison at sentencing.

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