Multnomah County deputy under investigation for rape

The Washington County Sheriff's Office is investigating

Multnomah County Sheriff's Office. (KOIN)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office deputy is under investigation for a rape allegation, authorities confirmed.

Deputy Dwight Richey is currently on paid administrative leave while the Washington County Sheriff’s Office conducts a criminal investigation.

The Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office will also conduct an internal investigation after Washington County completes its criminal investigation.

The investigation started in August after the allegations were made against Richey.