"We are still interviewing kids and making sure the kids are safe," Unruh said.
"I would like to see a more thorough investigation to see if there are more victims." Jim Hurley, a spokesman for the juvenile justice department, said he could not comment on the continuing investigation.
Meanwhile, the investigation of abuse allegations and suicide attempts continues.
Unruh said she expects to unearth "many more" allegations of sexual abuse at the Gainesville unit.
State lawmakers implemented policies designed to keep youths closer to their homes and out of remote rural juvenile lockups.
The number of secure state facilities fell from 12 to five as the number of youths in custody dropped from more than 5,000 in 2007 to fewer than 1,000 in 2015.
Certainly hiring the guy after he left TDCJ under a cloud of accusations, which TJJD knew about, raises some red flags, which Brandi's story ably articulates.The suicide attempts and sexual abuse allegations come as the Texas Juvenile Justice Department is experiencing an unexpected rise in population.The number of youths in state custody had dropped precipitously after years of reforms prompted by a sexual abuse scandal that roiled the agency in 2007.Still, it's pretty obvious such situations haven't been eliminated, so clearly more must be done. POSTED BY GRITSFORBREAKFAST Written By Brandi Grissom, Austin Bureau Chief November AUSTIN Officials at the state youth prison agency are investigating a suspected serial sexual predator among corrections officers at a juvenile lockup in Gainesville.Samuel Wright was arrested last month in Cooke County on charges of sexually assaulting a youth at the secure facility.