Washington County Deputy Arrested On Suspicion Of Rape

A Washington County Deputy has been arrested on suspicion of rape, according to a news release Thursday (May 15).

The deputy was identified as Hayden Colt Miller, 23, of Fayetteville, the release states.

Miller faces one charge of rape and is currently being held at the Washington County Detention Center, according to the release.

On Wednesday (May 14), an adult victim told the Washington County Sheriff’s Office of an incident that occurred several months ago where the victim awoke to find Miller performing a sex act on him without his consent, the release states.

The incident had occurred at Miller’s residence, which is in Fayetteville. The Fayetteville Police Department was notified and immediately started an investigation. Miller was interviewed, and he confessed to performing the act, according to the release.

He gave no explanation for doing what he did and stated that what took place was rape. He was arrested by Fayetteville detectives after the interview, the release states.

Miller was fired from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office Thursday morning (May 15). He worked for several years as a dispatcher and was assigned to the patrol division in July, 2012, according to the release.

The investigation is still ongoing. This is the third employee of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office that has either resigned or been terminated this month for misconduct, the release states.

A news conference about this latest case will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. in the Criminal Investigation Division conference room at the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, according to the news release.

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