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Former Wake Deputy Charged With Sex Offense

Posted February 4, 2003 6:17 a.m. EST

— A former Wake County deputy was arrested Monday on a sex charge.

Richard Gibbs turned himself in after being indicted on a second-degree sexual offense last week.

According to court documents, Gibbs is accused of having sex with a woman he was questioning in a criminal case.

Gibbs was fired from the Sheriff's Office a year ago for failing to carry out the duties of his office. Before that, he was suspended for engaging in cybersex with a teenager.