FAIRFAX, Va. -- A former northern Virginia police officer accused of inappropriate sexual contact with a teenage girl in the department’s cadet program has been indicted.
News outlets report that a Fairfax County grand jury indicted John Grimes on Monday, charging him with three counts of taking indecent liberties with a child in a custodial relationship.
Authorities say the alleged misconduct began when Grimes took the 16-year-old on ride-alongs and came to light after the FBI alerted the department that Grimes failed a lie-detector test while applying for a special agent job.
Grimes resigned last year. If convicted, Grimes faces up to 15 years in prison and would have to register as a sex offender.