Ky. deputy charged with rape

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HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. - Kentucky State Police say they have arrested a Christian County sheriff's deputy on charges of rape, official misconduct and sodomy.
   
The Kentucky New Era reports the charges against 38-year-old Brandon L. Hawkins, who also works as a deputy jailer, stem from a relationship he had with a former female inmate.
   
Sheriff's spokesman Capt. Chris Miller said in a statement Friday that Hawkins has been suspended without pay.
   
It was unclear whether Hawkins has an attorney.
   
State police say the investigation is continuing.
 

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