FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A former Broward County detention deputy has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for raping a female inmate in 2007.
The judge sentenced 40-year-old Charles Edward Floyd on Thursday. He was convicted in September of kidnapping and two counts of sexual battery.
The victim testified that she and three other female inmates were being transported June 13, 2007. After dropping the other two women off, Floyd reportedly forced the victim to perform oral sex and raped her.
Floyd's defense attorney said the woman - a convicted felon - was lying in hopes of bringing a million-dollar civil case against Broward County.
But prosecutors say DNA evidence supported the woman's story. Floyd previously rejected a plea offer of five years in prison.
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