- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 2, 2016

HALIFAX, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina authorities say a former probation officer married to a state senator has been indicted on multiple counts of rape and extortion.

WITN-TV in Greenville reports (https://bit.ly/2b0lBDH) that the State Bureau of Investigation says 50-year-old Maud Ingram of Henrico was indicted on seven counts of first-degree rape and seven counts of extortion.

Ingram was arrested on Sept. 18, 2015, on charges including attempted second-degree rape and felony obstruction of justice. Authorities say the victims in those charges were probationers. The state Department of Public Safety says Ingram was fired from his job in November.

Following his September arrest, the SBI set up a hotline to see if additional victims would come forward.

Ingram is the husband of state Sen. Erica Smith-Ingram.

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Information from: WITN-TV, https://www.witntv.com/

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