South Georgia sheriff indicted over search at high school
A Georgia sheriff and two deputies have been indicted after prosecutors say they did illegal intrusive body searches of high school students earlier this year.
By KATE BRUMBACK
ATLANTA (AP) - A Georgia sheriff and two deputies have been indicted after prosecutors say they did illegal intrusive body searches of high school students earlier this year.
A grand jury indicted Worth County Sheriff Jeff Hobby and deputies Tyler Turner and Deidra Whiddon on Tuesday. All three face charges of violating their oaths of office during a search in April at Worth County High School. Hobby also faces two counts of false imprisonment and one count of sexual battery, and Turner also faces a sexual battery charge.
A lawyer for Hobby said the sheriff doesn't believe he committed a crime. It wasn't immediately clear whether the deputies had lawyers.
Students at the school claimed in a lawsuit filed in June that their constitutional rights were violated during the search.
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