By Joe Johnson
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation announced Thursday that they arrested and charged former Newton County deputy George Rahming on charges of rape, sexual assault, and violation of oath of office.
According to the GBI, they were contacted on July 10 by the Newton County Sheriff’s Office which requested that the GBI to investigate an allegation of sexual assault made against a deputy in uniform.
Preliminary information indicates that a woman made a report to the NCSO stating that she had been raped by a deputy in uniform.
The Sheriff’s Office began an initial inquiry into the allegation, and the early information they received began to substantiate the allegation, the FBI said.
"The Sheriff’s Office immediately requested that the GBI conduct the investigation at that point," the GBI said.
."The investigation has shown that George Rahming was on patrol in uniform and saw a woman who he eventually made contact with. During the encounter, Rahming had sexual activity with the victim, who was not in custod," according to the GBI.
Rahming, 38, of Covington, had been employed with the NCSO for about two years and was fired as a result of the sexual assault allegation. He is currently in custody.
This investigation is active and ongoing. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the GBI regional investigative office in Conyers at (770) 388-5019. Anonymous tips can also 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.
Once the investigation is complete, the case file will be given to Alcovy Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office for prosecution.