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Woman claiming to be Goforth's mistress speaks exclusively to abc13
Eyewitness News' Ted Oberg spoke exclusively with the woman who claims to be the mistress of slain Harris County Deputy Darren Goforth. We first heard about the alleged mistress on August 28, the night authorities say Goforth was gunned down by Shannon Miles at a gas station in northwest Harris County. A witness at the scene that night told abc13 she saw a woman draped over the slain deputy's body after he was shot, claiming he was her best friend. Eyewitness News also obtained a photo of her at the scene and we were later able to confirm she's the woman at the center of the case. Investigators say that same woman also was romantically involved with two other now-former Harris County Sheriff's Office employees. A third is under investigation for an inappropriate relationship. One, Sgt. Craig Clopton, was fired in October and the other, Deputy Marc DeLeon, was terminated this week. The Harris County Sheriff's Office Internal Affairs department is now investigating a third employee's relationship with her. The woman in the middle of all this tells abc13, there was never a relationship with the third deputy. She told us he met her at her home after she called for help. She said he was inappropriate and tried to start a relationship. That is when she reported it to Sheriff Hickman herself. Hickman referred her to Internal Affairs, where the investigation remains. The woman, who abc13 is not naming, says she wants to correct the lies. Both Clopton and DeLeon have connections to the Goforth's murder investigation, though it's still unclear to what capacity. Clopton was an investigator on the case; DeLeon was a patrol deputy who was active in raising money for the Goforth family after the murder. It's unclear if he had any involvement beyond that. Ted Oberg will have more from his conversation with the woman in the middle of the case all afternoon on Eyewitness News.
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