Durham County jail guard faces sex charges

Matthew Ethelbert Toney (Courtesy: Durham County Sheriff's Office)

November 22, 2013 2:10:36 PM PST
A former Durham County sheriff's detention officer has been fired and criminally charged following an investigation into his on-duty conduct.

Officials say Matthew Ethelbert Toney, 59, has been charged with engaging in sexual activity with an inmate back in January.

He was arrested Thursday and was later released after posting a $30,000 bond.

Toney was a 17-year veteran of the sheriff's office, having been hired in 1996. His employment was terminated Nov. 8.

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