Hamilton County sheriff's deputies face $11 million lawsuit for allegedly forcing woman into late-night baptism

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One of the Hamilton County sheriff's deputies who is under investigation for a reportedly inappropriate body cavity search is now facing an $11 million lawsuit for a separate incident involving a woman who he allegedly forced to be baptized.

The lawsuit, filed in Hamilton County Circuit Court on Tuesday, claims that deputies Daniel Wilkey and Jacob Goforth deprived a woman of her First and Fourteenth Amendment rights to freedom of religion and to be free from injury or harm while in custody and her Fourth Amendment rights to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures.

The deputies are also accused of negligence, battery, assault and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office referred all questions to county attorney Rheubin Taylor, who did not immediately return an emailed request for comment.

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