JEFFERSON COUNTY, N.Y. -- The Jefferson County Sheriff's office has been hit with another lawsuit.
Janice O'Dell, a suspended corrections officer, is seeking $9 million for what she calls a continuous course of ongoing harassment and discrimination.
Along with the county, the suit names Sheriff John Burns, retired Undersheriff Andrew Neff and several other employees at the Sheriff's office and the County Jail. O'Dell claims since she started working for the Sheriff's office in 2008, she was subjected to sexual harassment, was sent inappropriate pictures and falsely accused of having relationships with inmates.
O'Dell was suspended after she was accused last year of promoting prison contraband. An indictment in that case was dismissed last winter.
O'Dell claims the case was brought against her because she wouldn't go along with the harassment or resign.
This latest suit comes after two others. Last year, Deputy Krystal Rice sued the department for $50 million. She said topless photos of her were misused in an online sexual predator investigation. Much of that case was thrown out, but a portion based on a contract Rice claimed she had is still in progress.
Also last year, Michelle Bowens filed a notice of claim against Undersheriff Neff, claiming he sexually harassed her.
The Sheriff's office told us they have no comment on the most recent lawsuit at this time.