CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. — Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill has been indicted by a federal grand jury for civil rights violations. It involves allegations first reported by Channel 2 Action News.Channel 2 investigative reporter Mark Winne learned that Hill was indicted April 19. On Monday, a judge granted a motion by the government to unseal the indictment.Hill was taken into federal custody Tuesday morning and is set to appear in court this afternoon.This is a developing story. Stay with Channel 2 Action News throughout the day for LIVE Team 2 coverage.[DOWNLOAD: Free WSB-TV News app for alerts as news breaks]The indictment alleges abuses involving a restraint chair in the Clayton County Jail, with several victims. The initials and allegations concerning one victim match those of a man interviewed by Winne in June of last year.Hill faces four counts of deprivation of rights under color of law. The sheriff shared the following statement on the charges:“Today I will begin the process of fighting a political motivated federal legal case. My legal team are the only ones authorized to speak on the details of this matter, and they are confident about the facts of this case. Meanwhile, as we go through this process, I will continue to focus on the mission of fighting crime in Clayton County for continued success.”TRENDING STORIES:The alleged victims are identified by their initials in the indictment, but the details for one victim match allegations made last year.Attorney Lee Sexton confirmed the allegations about “Victim G.H” in the indictment match allegations in civil litigation concerning his client Glenn Howell. Howell claimed that Hill strapped into a restraint chair for hours and then locked in a suicide watch cell wearing nothing but a paper gown.“I’m in fear of my life of what he’s going to do,” Howell said in an exclusive interview with Winne in June.Sexton says his client did some work for one of Hill’s deputies and threatened to bring legal action against the deputy for non-payment. The lawyer says his client received a call from someone claiming to be Hill suggesting he back off his pursuit of the deputy’s debt.[RELATED: FBI investigating Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill again, sources say]Howell said he didn’t believe it was really the sheriff until later, not even after a FaceTime call, and said he used profanity.He said they exchanged text messages and the next day, he learned that heavily-armed Clayton County fugitive investigators visited at least two houses in Butts County looking to arrest him on a misdemeanor charge of harassing communications.“I was in fear of my life. I didn’t know which way to turn,” Howell said.Hill’s lawyer denied the allegations.“Victor Hill has done nothing wrong regarding anybody,” defense attorney Drew Findling said.