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A Tennessee deputy was indicted this week on 44 criminal charges, including rape, battery, and assault while he was on duty, according to the sheriff’s office.
Hamilton County Deputy Daniel Wilkey, 26, was arrested Tuesday and was booked into the Hamilton County Jail, the Chattanooga Times Free Press reported. He was later released on $25,000 bail, according to the publication.
Daniel Wilkey was indicted on Tuesday on 44 criminal charges.
(Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office)
The allegation will come as a Wilkey, is already facing multiple lawsuits for alleged misconduct during a traffic stop with illegal drug are looking for, in a way, the cavity search on both sides of a female minor, according to the paper.
Wilkey, was on paid administrative leave in July, when his department carried out an investigation.
Dashcam footage released by the Hamilton County district attorney general’s of the month, shows Wilkey, and other alternate-appear to be, the kick, the punch and strip the pants out of a cohort of black men for allegedly conducting a body cavity search, as per the Chattanooga Times Free Press.
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Tuesday’s indictment contained charges of sexual battery, statutory rape, official oppression, extortion, harassment, and violence, among others.
Wilkey of the alleged misconduct, has stoked outrage among Houston’s black community, and call for the Sheriff, Jim Hammond, 75, to resign for his handling of the case.
In a statement released on Tuesday, Hammond said he and his staff will continue to work in partnership with the district attorney’s office, and any documents or records which are required to be able to help in their investigation.”
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“In the days that follow, I want to reassure our community each and every day, men and women from the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, in order to perform their duties in a mature, fair and professional manner,” Hammond said. “We have to be in order to be able to the protection of the community and its citizens, and this is a responsibility that I take very seriously.”
Wilkey of the the lawyers does not return a Fox News request for a comment.