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Durham Co. detention officer fired for having sex with inmate

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Matthew Ethelbert Toney, 59, has been charged with engaging in sexual activity with an inmate in January, the sheriff's office said. Matthew Ethelbert Toney, 59, has been charged with engaging in sexual activity with an inmate in January, the sheriff's office said.
DURHAM, N.C. -

A Durham County sheriff's detention officer was fired and charged with a felony after an investigation found he engaged in sexual activity with an inmate.

Matthew Ethelbert Toney, 59, has been charged with engaging in sexual activity with an inmate in January, the sheriff's office said.

Toney was arrested Thursday evening and posted $30,000 bond.

The sheriff's office said Toney is a 17-year-veteran after being hired in 1996. He was terminated Nov. 8.

 

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