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Ex-Goldsboro officer charged with rape

Posted September 10, 2009 3:00 p.m. EDT

— A former Goldsboro police officer was arrested Thursday and charged with a series of sexual assaults that occurred between 1995 and 2000, police said.

Walter Finley Jr., 40, of 1103 Edgerton St., was charged with one count of first-degree rape and three counts of first-degree sexual offense. He was being held Thursday in the Wayne County Jail under a $1 million bond.

Finley was an officer with the Goldsboro Police Department from 1993 to 1999, when he resigned, police said. Some of the alleged incidents with which he is charged occurred during that period, but police said there was no evidence that any crimes were committed while he was on duty.

All of the alleged victims are acquaintances of Finley, police said. No other details of the alleged incidents were released.