FT. LAUDERDALE (CBS4) – A former Broward Sheriff’s detention deputy has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for raping a handcuffed female inmate during a move from one jail to another.

Charles Edward Floyd, 40, who had turned down a plea deal of five years in prison, was convicted last September of kidnapping and two counts of sexual battery by a person in a position of control or authority, according to CBS4 news partner The Miami Herald.

During the trial the 32-year old woman testified that she and two other inmates were being taken to a different facility on June 13th, 2007 when Floyd separated her from the others, took her to a remote location and forced her to perform oral sex on him before he raped her.

Prosecutors say DNA recovered from the woman’s body after the assault as evidence to support her story.

Floyd’s defense attorney said the woman, a convicted felon, was lying in hopes of bringing a million-dollar civil case against the county.

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