As reported today in The News & Observer and The Herald-Sun, a Duke University police officer was arrested Monday in Alabama and charged in a “bondage rape,” and faces two felony charges – first-degree rape and first-degree sodomy.
The officer, Webster Delenn Simmons, 37, is noted in the article as a resident of Rougemont who had worked for the Duke police department for a year, and also worked for the Raleigh Police Department. The Herald-Sun reported that the sheriff in Dothan, Ala., where Simmons was arrested, said investigators are looking at other similar cases to determine whether Simmons could be involved. He is being held in the Houston County jail in lieu of $120,000 bail.
UPDATE: County records indicate only a Webster Simmons in the Fairfield neighborhood of southern Durham, but it’s unclear whether that is the same person. Records also show Webster Delenn Simmons paid property taxes in Durham on a truck in 2006, but a property tax bill lists his address as Apex.