A North Carolina deputy gets probation after being found guilty of raping and urinating on domestic abuse victim. Former Johnson County Deputy Robert G. Retford pleaded guilty to a charge of 3rd degree sexual assault and was sentenced to 6 years probation. According to 40/29 News, the negotiated plea came last Thursday.
Retford, 55, was arrested on the sexual assault charge in November 2016. That month, the prosecutor said in reports that Retford could spend up to a decade in prison if convicted. But now, that same prosecutor told 40/29 News the sentence was fair, because Retford did not have a prior criminal history.
In September 2016, the victim said that two Johnson County deputies showed up at her home for a domestic dispute. She was arguing with her boyfriend and a neighbor, when someone called police. Deputy Robert Retford offered to take her away from the situation, according to the report. The victim said she got into his patrol car and they drove away. She told investigators that while they were in the car, he put his hands in her pants and made her touch him over his pants. After that, Retford took her to a hotel. He didn’t stay at the hotel with her, but gave her his card with his name and number on it and told her to call him. The next morning, she called him.
According to the report,Retford picked her up while he was on duty and took her to her friend's house. It was there that Retford assaulted her with either a flashlight or his police baton. Then, the victim said, the deputy raped her and urinated on her.
"After that he made me drink his urine,"the victim had said."He told me to enjoy being covered in his ****, that's what he said."
The victim said he was scary and it scares her to talk about him. She said she froze up when the incident happened.
[Pope County Detention Center]
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