DeKalb Sheriff’s Office arrests jailer for sexual assault on inmates

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An employee of the DeKalb County Jail has been charged with sexually assaulting inmates.

The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office issued arrest warrants on July 3 for 59-year-old Martin Moten of Loganville.

A detention officer since 2004, Moten is charged with two counts of sexual assault against a person in custody and two counts of violation of oath of office. Two female inmates have accused Moten of having engaged in sexual contact with them between March and June of this year.

“Officer Moten was placed on administrative leave when we were advised of the allegations by our Office of Professional Standards,” said Sheriff Jeffrey L. Mann. “Based on review of those allegations, he has been terminated and arrested. We are handling this as a criminal incident.”

“We have zero tolerance for any employee who engages in criminal behavior. Sexual assault against anyone is egregious, and it is especially disturbing when committed against individuals who trust us with their safety and security while in custody. The incidents for which he is accused are not representative of the character or culture of the dedicated officers who work in the DeKalb County Jail.”

The sheriff’s Fugitive Unit located and arrested Moten without incident at his residence.  He is being held without bond in the DeKalb County Jail.


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