WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Alexandria Deputy Sheriff Accused Of Raping Inmate

Play associated audio

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.


'Washington Post' Reporter Explores How Pop Culture Influences Views Of Police

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Washington Post reporter Alyssa Rosenberg, who has written a series for the paper about how Hollywood and pop culture has influenced the way the public perceives police.

In 'Appetites,' Bourdain Pleases The Toughest Food Critic (His 9-Year-Old)

Anthony Bourdain's new cookbook features comfort food he cooks for his young daughter. "She's who I need to please, and if she's not happy, I'm not happy," he says.
WAMU 88.5

The Politics Hour - October 28, 2016

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton joins us as the new series "Good Girls Revolt" based on her early civil rights work debuts.


Qualcomm Spends Big Money To Get In The Car (Chip) Business

The smartphone chipmaker has agreed to buy NXP Semiconductors for $38 billion. The deal allows Qualcomm to rely less on the smartphone industry. NXP makes semiconductors for cars.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.