80-year-old North Georgia deputy arrested, accused of raping woman while on duty

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

An 80-year-old North Georgia sheriff’s deputy was arrested Tuesday and faces multiple charges, including rape, according to the GBI.

Walker County Deputy Jerry Glover is accused of having “sex with a woman without her consent while on duty and in uniform,” the GBI said in a news release.

The LaFayette Police Department asked the GBI to help investigate the allegation May 11. The state agency did not say what day the alleged rape took place, but said it happened last month.

“As I was briefed on the investigation, it was extremely disappointing to hear the evidence that was being told to me, and that’s when I decided last week that it reached the level that he had to be terminated,” Sheriff Steve Wilson said.

Glover was fired May 27, and the Walker County Sheriff’s Office arrested him four days later.

Wilson said Glover worked for the sheriff’s office’s court services division providing courtroom security, serving civil process and handling other similar tasks.

He had multiple stints as a deputy with the sheriff’s office, his latest being seven years, Wilson said. Glover started working with the sheriff’s office in 1978, according to Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Council records.

He began his law enforcement career in 1967 with the Atlanta Police Department and worked there for 10 years. According to POST, he has no disciplinary history.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the GBI at 706-624-1424. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling 1-800-597-TIPS (8477), online at https://gbi.georgia.gov/submit-tips-online, or by downloading the See Something, Send Something mobile app.