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New motions filed in Swisher County sexual harassment suit

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Swisher County - Attorneys for two women suing a former area law enforcement official are countering efforts to have the lawsuit tossed out.

Last week former Swisher County Sheriff Emmett Benavidez filed a motion to dismiss the suit, which alleges he engaged in sexually explicit conduct in front of the female employees.

The suit also claims the women were punished by County Judge Harold Keeter for reporting the incidents.

Monday, attorneys representing those women filed several motions against Benavidez, Keeter, and Swisher County, hoping to prevent a federal judge from throwing out the suit.

No word on when a ruling will be made.