Third Bibb County deputy suspended in sexual assault investigation

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Bibb County Sheriff's Office
Bibb County Sheriff's Office

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – A third Bibb County deputy is suspended with pay as the Sheriff’s Office investigates a woman’s claim she was sexually assaulted by a deputy.

Deputy Douglas Taylor allegedly refused to take in evidence from the victim after speaking with her on December 4, 2017, one day after the alleged assault occurred. The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office says the 43-year-old victim told Taylor and another deputy she was assaulted by Deputy James Stiles on December 3, 2017 at the Macon Inn. Stiles and Deputy Tabitha Costello, who did not initiate an incident report following her contact with the victim, were both suspended.

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The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Internal Affairs Division opened an internal investigation on both Deputy Stiles and Deputy Costello on December 7. It opened an investigation into Deputy Taylor Thursday.