Richmond County investigator accused of rape freed on bond

A Richmond County sheriff’s investigator accused of sexual assault was released from jail Tuesday on a $25,000 bond.

David T. Dutton, 35, had been held in the Columbia County jail since Nov. 20 on charges of rape, aggravated sexual battery, illegal surveillance and false statements.

A Martinez woman filed a complaint Nov. 12 saying he used his phone to take pictures during a sexual encounter that occurred while she was unconscious.

Dutton has been suspended without pay pending a hearing before the review board.

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