VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. - New details into the investigation of two former Volusia County deputies accused of using their positions to take advantage of vulnerable women were released Monday.
Authorities said deputies Jay Hawman and Bryan Scott Barnett used their authority as court deputies to form personal relationships with women in local drug court programs.
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The investigation into the deputies’ actions began in the summer of 2016.
Hayman, who was terminated in July, admitted to using his position as a drug court bailiff to gather information about the women, according to the report. Officials said he also admitted to having a relationship with one of the women for nearly five years.
Barnett, who resigned in December of 2016, was accused of paying or giving gifts to at least one of the women in exchange for sex, the report said.
News 6 reached out to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for comment but is still waiting to hear back.
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