Georgia deputy arrested, charged with rape of suspect in his custody

AUGUSTA-RICHMOND COUNTY, Ga. — A Georgia sheriff’s deputy has been arrested on charges of rape and violation of public oath, the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed.

Deputy Kendrick Quick, 38, had been placed on paid administrative leave prior to Thursday's arrest, pending completion of an internal affairs investigation into reports of inappropriate contact with a female suspect in custody, WRDW reported.

CNN confirmed the investigation was launched Wednesday after the female suspect reported the alleged improper contact

Quick's attorney, Keith B. Johnson, told CNN that his client "is a loving father and husband who is eager to clear his name of these very serious allegations."

Johnson also noted in his statement to CNN that Quick served as a member of the U.S. Navy.

According to WRDW, Quick joined the Richmond County Sheriff's Office in July 2018, and was assigned to Road Patrol.

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