Tompkins deputy accused of rape appeared ‘visibly nervous,’ denied claims

A Tompkins County Sheriff’s deputy being charged with rape and sex assault gave investigators a statement denying the claims against him, but also appeared “visibly nervous” at times and changed or added details upon retelling his version of events, according to court records.

Matthew Pinney and Deputy Scott Walters are both charged with first-degree rape and first-degree sexual assault after an investigation into a reported incident that happened Feb. 2, 2013.

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