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Alexandria Sheriff's Deputy Charged With Raping Inmate At City Jail

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A former Alexandria sheriff's deputy is behind bars this afternoon, facing charges that he raped an inmate at the city jail.

In a brief court hearing this morning, Bryant Pegues was denied bond and assigned a public defender. Pegues, who is currently being held at the Arlington jail, participated in the hearing through a video hookup. Commonwealth's Attorney Bryan Porter told the judge that the inmate, an adult female, says the deputy raped her by using a pen as a weapon.

"I'm extremely disappointed and shocked at the behavior of the deputy," said Alexandria Sheriff Dana Lawhorne, who fired Pegues as soon as evidence came to light he had a sexual encounter with the inmate. "He made a poor decision to commit a criminal act while on duty and he is the person ultimately responsible for his actions."

The prosecutor says video footage from the jail is being analyzed, as is physical evidence that the two had some kind of sexual encounter. A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for July.

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