DINWIDDIE COUNTY, Va. -- A former Dinwiddie County Sheriff’s Office deputy was arrested and charged with sexually abusing a child under the age of 15.
Hector David Jimenez, 46, was indicted by a grand jury Tuesday on charges of aggravated sexual battery and indecent liberties with a minor.
Jimenez was arrested around 11 a.m. Wednesday and fired from the Dinwiddie County Sheriff’s Office.
Jimenez proposed sexual intercourse and other acts with a minor between the ages of 13-15, according to court documents. The alleged incidents occurred between the days of June 1, 2015 through September 30, 2015.
Dinwiddie Commonwealth’s Attorney Anne Baskerville said Jimenez’s role as a law enforcement officer comprises the element of “force, threat, or intimidation” required for aggravated sexual battery – as intimidation.
Jimenez was not with the Dinwiddie County Sheriff’s Office at the time of the offenses, but he did work in law enforcement, according Baskerville.
The 46-year-old was employed by the Dinwiddie County Sheriff’s Office from 2016 until Wednesday, April 19, 2017.
“I don’t usually try to publicize indictments, but in this case, I wanted to be proactive, since I think the public should know that we take corruption and malfeasance very seriously and take our prosecutorial responsibilities very seriously regardless of who a perpetrator is or how he is employed,” said Baskerville in a statement.
Jimenez is being held without bond at the Meherrin River Regional Jail.
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