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Alexandria Deputy Sheriff Accused Of Raping Inmate

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An Alexandria sheriff's deputy has been arrested and charged with sexually assaulting an inmate at the city jail.

Alexandria Deputy Sheriff Bryant Pegues is charged with rape and sexually assaulting an inmate at the city jail. The deputy, a 52-year-old resident of Oxon Hill, Maryland, has been fired from his job with the Sheriff’s Office. He was arrested yesterday by Alexandria detectives, booked at the Alexandria jail, denied bond and transferred to the Arlington Detention Facility.

Police learned about the offense after the victim, an adult female, told another deputy about the incident, which they say happened yesterday morning. The Sheriff's Office then notified Alexandria police officials who initiated their own criminal investigation.

In a written statement, Alexandria Sheriff Dana Lawhorne call the offenses "a grave violation of the public trust," adding that his office will continue to assist police and prosecutors.

Alexandria police officials are declining to release a mug shot of the suspect at this time.

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