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Goochland deputy, found guilty of incest with his child, will spend just 5 years behind bars

Posted at 1:36 PM, Nov 19, 2018
and last updated 2019-04-12 17:47:53-04

GOOCHLAND COUNTY, Va. -- A former Goochland Sheriff's deputy will spend the next 5 years behind bars after pleading guilty to four counts of felony incest with his own child and four counts of sodomy of a family member.

Jason Anderson, 47, of Powhatan was charged with multiple counts of incest with own child and family to family sodomy in November of 2018.

Per the Virginia online courts database, the crimes took places in 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018.

"We are all disturbed, disgusted and angry after hearing about Anderson’s actions," Goochland Sheriff's James Agnew said. "We are in full support of the Powhatan Sheriff’ Office investigation into these charges."

Anderson is "no longer employed" by the Goochland Sheriff’ s Office, Agnew added.

On April 12, a judge sentenced him to 80 years in prison but suspended 75 years of that sentence, so Anderson will spend just five years behind bars.

According to Virginia Department of Corrections, he is being held at the Piedmont Regional Jail in Farmville.

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