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Richmond County investigator arrested on rape charges

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For more than a week Richmond County investigator David Dutton was under investigation after a woman told authorities he raped her. Dutton, 35, was arrested Tuesday night and is now being held in the Columbia County Detention Center.

We got a hold of the incident report. It said the attack was reported last Monday. The victim said she found pictures and video of him and her having sex. She said she took her medication before she went to sleep the night before, but did not remember consenting or even having sex with Dutton. Investigators say Dutton said it was consensual. They also say Dutton erased the videos and pictures from his phone after he took it back from the woman.

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office had no comment on the incident, but they did tell Fox54 Dutton has been on administrative leave with pay once the investigation was brought to their attention. As of Tuesday night he is now suspended without pay.

Dutton is being held without bond. He is being charged with rape, aggravated sexual battery, unlawful eavesdropping and giving a false statement.

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