Former correctional officer charged following alleged sexual assault

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A former state Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation parole officer faces charges after allegedly sexually assaulting two people multiple times.

Anthony DeMetro, 44, was indicted in federal court on seven counts of civil rights violations, obstruction of justice and making false statements to federal investigators. Authorities arrested DeMetro on Thursday.

The indictment states DeMetro — acting in his official capacity as a parole officer — sexually assaulted the victims on five occasions. He is also accused of lying to state and federal investigators about his actions.

DeMetro faces maximum penalties of life imprisonment on three civil rights counts, 20 years for the obstruction of justice count, five years for making false statements and one year on the remaining charges.

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