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Aug 24, 2010 5:56 PM by Greg Boyce

Bondsman arrested in bondage case

LEXINGTON, S.C. (AP) - A South Carolina bail bondsman has been charged with forcing a woman to cook, clean and do sexual favors for him in exchange for getting her out of jail.

Lexington County Sheriff James Metts said Tuesday that 51-year-old Curtis Maroney told the 39-year-old woman he would revoke her bond if she didn't obey his  commands.  After five days, investigators say Maroney drove the woman to visit her children at her father's home and she called deputies. Maroney is charged with blackmail and trafficking in persons. He remains in the Lexington County jail. Bond has not been set and it's not clear if he has an attorney.

Metts says the woman had been arrested for driving under the influence and spent 12 days in jail before Maroney posted her $16,000 bond.

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