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Former probation officer indicted for rape, extortion

A former probation officer who is the husband of a state senator has been indicted on charges of rape and extortion involving his probationers, a Greenville TV station reported Tuesday.

The State Bureau of Investigation says Maud Ingram, 50, of Henrico was indicted last month on seven counts of first-degree rape and seven counts of extortion, according to WITN-TV. He is the husband of Sen. Erica Smith-Ingram, a first-term Democrat who represents eight northeastern counties.

After he was arrested in September on one count of attempted second-degree rape, additional victims came forward, according to the TV station. At that time his wife issued a statement saying she trusted due process and had no knowledge of the alleged offenses.

He was fired from his job as a state probation officer in November.

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