Former NHCS deputy pleaded guilty

Posted by Debra Worley - email

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) - A former New Hanover County Sheriff's Deputy pleaded guilty in court Thursday morning.

Thomas Prokop, 31, made a plea deal to serve 20-24 months in prison for indecent liberty charges.

In August 2008, the former deputy was arrested and charged with indecent liberties with a minor and a first degree sex offense.

According to Sheriff Sid Causey, Prokop was a uniformed deputy and K9 handler who had been with the sheriff's office for six years before he was fired.

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