Former Probation Officer indicted for rape and extortion

Published 10:05 am Thursday, August 4, 2016

HALIFAX – The criminal charges against a former Halifax County probation officer arrested last year continue to grow.

Maud Ingram, 50, of Henrico, in Northampton County, was recently indicted on seven counts of first degree rape and seven counts of extortion.

Maud Ingram

Maud Ingram

Ingram, the husband of District 3 State Senator Erica Smith-Ingram, was initially charged in September, 2015 with attempted second-degree rape, felony obstruction of justice and failing to make reports and discharge other duties. He was arrested by SBI agents, who said the victims of those charges were probationers.

At that time, the SBI set up a special phone line for other possible victims to call.

Mr. Ingram was fired from his job last November as a Probation Officer in Halifax County.

Following his arrest, Ingram appeared before a magistrate and received a $50,000 secured bond. He was fingerprinted and photographed at the Roanoke Rapids Police Department before being released.

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department made the request for an investigation by the SBI after receiving information alleging Ingram had inappropriate relationships with his probationers.