A former Cecil County Sheriff’s deputy is accused of witness retaliation and spreading revenge porn during his tenure, according to the Office of the Maryland State Prosecutor.

Kyle Thomas, 28, is charged with misconduct in office, witness retaliation, visual surveillance with prurient intent, revenge porn and distribution of obscene material.

Thomas served as a Cecil County Sheriff’s deputy from February 2021 until July 2023.

According to charging documents, Thomas allegedly once took an explicit video of himself while on duty and sent it to a woman.

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When the woman notified the sheriff’s office, Thomas allegedly contacted the victim’s workplace and filed criminal charges against her. Those charges were dismissed.

In a separate incident with a different woman, Thomas allegedly took photos and videos of sexual acts with the woman without her consent. Thomas allegedly threatened to spread the images if she ended their relationship.

The charging document alleges Thomas sent those sexually explicit videos to dozens of different social media users.

Despite Thomas being ordered by the sheriff’s office not to have contact with the victim, he allegedly continued to contact her both in person and online.

After getting a copy of a search warrant affidavit that had the victim’s statements, Thomas allegedly sent an expletive-laden text with a photo of the affidavit to the woman.

“Honesty and integrity is essential among our law enforcement officers,” Maryland State Prosecutor Charlton Howard III said in a statement. “We will continue to investigate and, where appropriate, charge, individuals who engage in behavior that undermines the values of the offices they hold.”

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