DALLAS COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) — A former Dallas County sheriff’s deputy has been indicted in federal court for sexually assaulting and kidnapping a woman while on duty, according to court documents unsealed this week.

Joshua Davidson, 32, allegedly kidnapped and sexually assaulted a woman in his custody on Jan. 30, 2020, according to the indictment.

The former deputy also made a misleading statement to state police in the case, prosecutors say.

Court documents show Davidson has pleaded not guilty to the charges against him.

If convicted, Davidson could face a maximum sentence of life in prison, according to a release from the Department of Justice.

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