Former deputy in South Carolina charged with indecent exposure, other crimes

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CHEROKEE COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – A former deputy with Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office is facing charges for indecent exposure and other crimes.

SLED arrested 46-year-old Shelby Todd Singleton in connection with an incident where he exposed his private parts and touched an individual without their consent, according to SLED.

Cherokee County Sheriff Steve Mueller told 7 News, Singleton joined the department in December of 2019. Adding, he was put on unpaid leave when the allegations came to light early this year and then fired a short time later.

“It’s disheartening because you know 99% of officers do things right. We don’t tolerate stuff like this,” said Cherokee County Sheriff, Steve Mueller.

He was charged with indecent exposure, second degree assault and battery, along with misconduct in office, according to SLED.

The request for the SLED investigation was made by the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office. Singleton was booked at the Cherokee County Detention Center.

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