Former Dallas County Sheriff’s Deputy indicted on sexual assault, kidnapping woman

Published 2:52 pm Friday, October 21, 2022

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A former Dallas County Sheriff’s Office Deputy was indicted Friday on federal charges in an on-duty sexual assault and kidnapping nearly three years ago.

U.S. Department of Justice  announced the charges against  Joshua Davidson, 32. Davidson is charged federally with deprivation of rights under color of law, kidnapping and witness tampering.

On January 30, 2020, Davidson kidnapped and sexually assaulted a woman in his custody. While on duty, The incident happened during a traffic stop in Selma.

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Davidson is also charged with making a misleading statement to investigators regarding his conduct related to the sexual assault and kidnapping. If convicted, Davidson faces a maximum sentence of life in prison.

Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson said that Davidson has state charges pending. Jackson said that Davidson is set for trial on May 8, 2023.

“These are very serious charges,” Jackson said.