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Ousted Clay sheriff heads to trial in sex scandal

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Bob Self
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Florida Times-Union
Former Clay County Sheriff Darryl Daniels addresses questions from residents during a town hall gathering in 2020.

The thrice-delayed sex scandal trial of former Clay County Sheriff Darryl Daniels is set to begin with Monday jury selection in a St. Johns County courtroom, according to court officials.

Already postponed from Dec. 6 to Feb. 21 then May 16, the trial is expected to last two weeks.

Gov. Ron DeSantis removed Daniels as Clay County sheriff about two years ago. That came a day after he was arrested on charges of destroying evidence and three more counts of knowingly giving false information to law enforcement in a sex scandal where he had ordered deputies to arrest his mistress for stalking, court records show.

Read the rest of this story at WJCT News partner The Florida Times-Union.