A violent Texas man who was jailed for beating and sexually assaulting three kids, has been assaulted by three fellow inmates fifteen times after they saw his trial on the news.
Wichita County Sheriff David Duke who reviewed a video of the incident, said Michael George Corey, Jr. was attacked on Wednesday September 29, shortly after his trial was on the news.
36-year-old Corey who has been in jail for three-and-a-half years after he was arrested in February 2018 on 45 counts of sex crimes against a boy and two girls, ages 8, 10 and 11, was being returned to a part of the jail housing suspects accused of the most serious offenses when the attack which lasted around one minute happened.
Court officials saw Corey with a bruise and a black eye the day after he was assaulted on Wednesday. Sheriff Duke said five jail officers intervened in less than a minute to stop the beating, KFDX reports. The three inmates will face charges.
Corey who is being held on a $675,000 bond, was first accused of allegedly forcing the kids to bend over and take up to “‘licks” from a paddle with zip ties tied around it while his foster parents watched. Wichita Falls station KFDX later reported that the charges against the foster parents were dropped.
He was also accused of forcing the children to engage in sex acts on each other, and they did everything he told them because their beatings would be more severe if they didn’t.
The abuse came to light after staff at the eight-year-old’s school told police. Police discovered the other children’s abuse when they stopped at their mobile home in the 1100 block of Hawthorne. USA today reported that police found a wooden paddle with the words ‘Act Right’ written on it in black lettering.
Police said they found a laptop that the children said Corey would play pornography on during the abuse. Police also found video, though it’s not clear what the video depicts.
A 10-year-old girl told authorities that Corey would have her bend over and touch some bricks outside in the front yard of a residence. If she moved or fell to the ground, she had until the count of three to get back up or Corey would start over the number of times he was going to hit her.
Sometimes, she said, he didn’t give her a chance and would just keep hitting whatever part of her body he could reach while she was on the ground.
Corey’s 45 charges include 15 counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child, 12 counts of employing, inducing, or authorizing a child to engage in sexual performance, 10 counts of indecency with a child by sexual contact, five counts of indecency with a child by exposure and three counts of continuous sexual abuse of a child under 14.
Corey’s trial will resume on Monday.