Monroe County sheriff's deputy William Miller was fired Thursday following an investigation into claims he propositioned a woman he arrested.
Photo: Monroe County Sheriff's Office
Photo: Monroe County Sheriff's Office

Fired deputy offered reduced charges in exchange for sex, authorities say

A Georgia deputy was fired Thursday after the GBI found he asked a woman for sexual favors in return for reducing criminal charges against her.

Last week, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office was tipped off to an Aug. 14 off-duty conversation between Deputy William Miller, 38, and Ashlie Roberts, who had been arrested by Miller in July. She refused his propositions.

“Deputy Miller was immediately placed on administrative paid leave and was removed from active duty,” a sheriff’s spokeswoman said in a statement. “The sheriff’s office began an internal investigation and contacted the GBI and FBI to conduct a criminal investigation.”

Miller was fired once the internal investigation was closed, according to the sheriff’s office. He was subsequently arrested on a charge of violating his oath as a public officer.  

Miller had been employed with the sheriff’s office since April and has been in law enforcement since 2014, according to the GBI. He is being held in the Monroe County jail.

The GBI’s investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact the GBI at 478-445-4173.

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