GBI probing allegations of sexual assault against McDuffie deputy

Monday, March 9, 2009 6:11 PM
Last updated 6:16 PM
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THOMSON, Ga. - McDuffie County Sheriff Logan Marshall has asked for an outside investigation by a state law enforcement agency after one of his deputies was accused of sexual assault.

As of late Monday, no charges had been filed in connection with the case and the deputy, whose name has not been made public, had not been suspended, according to Sheriff Marshall.

Gary Nicholson, agent in-charge of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Region 7 Office in Thomson, said the alleged victim and deputy in the case were interviewed last Friday.

Agent Nicholson said the reported crime occurred at an undisclosed location in McDuffie County between 1 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. last Friday (March 6).

The sheriff said he hopes that the investigation will be concluded soon and that more of the facts can be brought to light.

"I want to find out the truth," Sheriff Marshall said.

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patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 03/09/09 - 07:18 pm
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A thirty minute sexual

A thirty minute sexual assault? Sounds like someone may have paid a speeding ticket the old fashioned way. Old school law enforcement.

its a ham
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its a ham 03/09/09 - 07:39 pm
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It happened between those

It happened between those times - meaning it could have occurred at 1:01 or 1:29. Basic reading comprehension...

chey
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chey 03/09/09 - 07:44 pm
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I was thinking the same thing

I was thinking the same thing Pat.

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Dan White 03/09/09 - 07:54 pm
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Well, it cuts down on the

Well, it cuts down on the paper work to pay a ticket the old fashioned way.

themaninthemirror
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themaninthemirror 03/09/09 - 08:06 pm
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Susmeshuga: Have you ever

Susmeshuga: Have you ever heard of a one minute sexual assault? I was watching a cop show about dumb criminals,and a cop had pulled over a very attractive woman for suspicion of DUI. After sevral minutes of going through the usual field sobriety tests, he handcuffed her and told her she was under arrest for DUI. At that point, with her face in full view of the camera, she looks back over her shoulder and said to the cop"Can't we just settle this with sex?" I wonder what his response would have been if television cameras had not been present. As I said , the woman was very attractive, so it works both ways.

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enana03 03/09/09 - 08:54 pm
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I agree that some women offer

I agree that some women offer alternative ways of settling a traffic citation, however, sexual assault is a very degrading, demeaning, horrific experince with traumatic results for the victim. I sincerely hope this is not true, but if it is, this deputy needs to be severely punished. Law enforcement is held to a higher standard and should set an example of professionalism at all times no matter what the circumstances.

Motorman5039
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Motorman5039 03/09/09 - 10:03 pm
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themaninthemirror: Your

themaninthemirror: Your thought process is the very reason why the "Thin Blue Line" is rightfully thin..People who use the existance of cameras and the observation of the public eye as the reason to do the right thing are people who should never serve; people like yourself...No insult intended, but you are an average person, and the thought of an attractive woman offering you sex to get out of a situation is what average people find tempting..That's why the average police officer is still above the average person when it comes to following his/her moral compass...

dashiel
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dashiel 03/09/09 - 11:20 pm
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We can do this the easy way

We can do this the easy way or the fun way.

justus4
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justus4 03/10/09 - 05:36 am
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Oh, oh. This could be brotha
Unpublished

Oh, oh. This could be brotha because "outside investigation" is code language. No details mentioned about the circumstances or whether it's hearsay. What is known and reported is the exact time & exact date, which is troubling because "they" can build a case around just that fact. And by printing that fact, it means they believe the woman. OK, "we'll" reserve judgement and let the system work, but this one is starting out with more questions than answers.

44mag
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44mag 03/10/09 - 05:47 am
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"...if it is, this deputy

"...if it is, this deputy needs to be severely punished."

If it isn't true do you think the "victim" will be as severely punished?

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