The 81-year-old MP raped a woman in uniform, police said

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The MP was arrested after several weeks of investigation, authorities said. (Photo by AP / Matt Rourke)

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An 81-year-old lawmaker in Georgia accused of raping a woman in the line of duty has been arrested, authorities said.

A resident of Rock Spring and Walker County Deputy Jerry Glover he faces charges of rape, oath violation and false imprisonment, according to a press release from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. He was arrested on May 31.

Lafayette police have asked the GBI to help investigate a report of the rape of a Walker County Sheriff’s Deputy Sheriff on May 11, according to a June 1 release.

“The investigation revealed that Glover had sex with a woman without her consent while on duty and in uniform,” the GBI release said.

Glover worked in Walker County Jail, This was reported by WSBTV, but the authorities did not specify where the incident took place.

McClatchy News contacted the Walker County Sheriff’s Office for comment and received no immediate response.

The investigation is ongoing, according to the GBI, and anyone with information is asked to contact investigators by phone 706-624-1424 or send advice online.

Rock Spring is approximately 104 miles northwest of Atlanta.

If you have experienced sexual violence and you need someone to talk to, call the sexual violence hotline on the phone 1-800-656-4673 or visit the hotline online chat.

Alison Cutler is a national real-time reporter for the southeastern McClachie region. She graduated from Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Arizona, and previously worked at The News Leader in Staunton, Virginia, a branch of USAToday.

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