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Former Chatham Co. deputy indicted on charge of sexually assaulting female inmate

Deon Gibson (Source: CCSO) Deon Gibson (Source: CCSO)

A former Chatham County Sheriff’s Office deputy was indicted Wednesday on a charge of sexually assaulting a female inmate at the Chatham County Jail and criminal attempt to do so to four other female inmates.

Deon Gibson, 63, made physical contact with a handcuffed inmate in her cell in February of 2015, according to a grand jury.

Another count of criminal attempt included an incident where Gibson removed a female inmate from her cell, escorted her to a closet where he grabbed her face and attempted to kiss her. Gibson is charged with similar conduct against another two other female inmates.

Gibson was also indicted on three counts of making false statements by denying he entered a closet with an inmate, kissed another inmate or entered another female inmate’s cell to observe her naked.

Gibson, a 13-year veteran, was placed on administrative leave and terminated on Feb. 13, 2015. 

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