ARAPAHO, Okla. (April 18) - Authorities have charged a western Oklahoma sheriff with coercing and bribing female inmates so he could use them in a sex-slave operation run out of his jail.
Custer County Sheriff Mike Burgess resigned Wednesday just as state prosecutors filed 35 felony charges against him, including 14 counts of second-degree rape, seven counts of forcible oral sodomy and five counts of bribery by a public official.
A federal lawsuit filed in October claims Burgess told one drug court participant he would have her sent to prison if she didn't comply with his sexual demands.
Burgess also faces two counts each of sexual battery, rape by instrumentation and subornation of perjury, and one count each of engaging in a pattern of criminal offenses, indecent exposure and kidnapping.
On October 20th, 1976, ABC aired the infamous 'Charlie's Angels' episode "Angels In Chains", in which the Angels went undercover as petty criminals to go undercover at the Pine Parrish County Prison. (To get into the prison, Kelly and Sabrina were supposedly on probation when they picked up Jill as a hitch-hiker - thus giving Sheriff Clint an excuse to take them in as prisoners.)
While searching for a missing inmate (who turned out to be murdered), Jill, Kelly, and Sabrina were hosed down by the dreaded "evil lesbian guards" and were destined to be auctioned off by the female warden who pimped her prisoners out to local businessmen. But what really made the episode infamous was the legend of the exposed nipple on the part of Farrah Fawcett as Jill, which supposedly could be seen as they slogged their way through a bog to escape from the prison.
Among the guest stars were:
Neva Patterson as Warden Sorenson
Lauren Tewes as Christine Hunter
Kim Basinger as Linda Oliver
Mary Woronov as Maxine
David Huddleston as Sheriff Clint