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03/30/05

Former Deputy Arrested

A former sheriff's deputy is in hot water. The trouble started in Claxton, in Evans County last month when Dep. Gerry Rushing was taking a female prisoner to the county hospital.

She claims he coerced her to have sex. He says it was consensual. When she complained, he resigned.

Yesterday, other officers arrested him, since state law prohibits any sex with prisoners in custody.

Rushing is free on bond.

Reported by: Dal Cannady, dcannady@wtoc.com

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