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Former Wichita Co. Congressman accepts plea deal

WICHITA FALLS, Texas (KAUZ) — A former Wichita County deputy on trial on multiple charges accepted a plea deal Wednesday.

Brett Brasher pleaded guilty to felonies of violating the civil rights of a person in custody and soliciting prostitution, as well as six counts of misdemeanor official oppression.

Brasher was sentenced to 10 years for one crime and two years for the other, as well as one year in the county jail for each offense. The sentences were then suspended and Brasher was placed on a five-year period of community supervision.

“We take the safety and security of those incarcerated in our prison system seriously,” said First Assistant Dobie Kosub. “The illegal behavior of those sworn to uphold the law will not be tolerated. This defendant violated the trust the public placed in him and was held accountable.”

In a press release, Kosub said Brasher “cooperated with authorities by providing information about a high-value target in an ongoing investigation by the Wichita County DPS and DAO.”

Brasher reportedly relinquished his lifelong Texas peace officer license following his conviction and will no longer hold a position in law enforcement.

The case was handled by Chief Prosecutor Joseph Vrechek.

Between August 25 and September 2, 2021, Brasher is accused of inappropriately touching at least one person while acting in his capacity as a deputy, according to an indictment.

The indictment also alleges that he made unwanted sexual advances and sexually harassed people while serving as an MP from August to October of 2021.

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