Bryant Pegues, now a former deputy with the Alexandria Sheriff's Office, was arrested last Tuesday night by Alexandria Police after a female inmate said he sexually assaulted her that morning while he was on the job.
Pegues, 52, on the force since 2007, has been fired from his job, NBC-4 reported.
Alexandria Police initially withheld Pegues' mugshot, saying that releasing it could hurt the investigation, NBC-4 reported.
"If he's done it before, and there's more than one [victim], let the chips fall where they may and it'll fall right on him," Sheriff Dana Lawhorne told the TV station.
Pegues was arrested last Tuesday night and charged with Rape and Carnal Knowledge of an inmate, for the alleged sexual assault of an inmate at the William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center in Alexandria, according to a news release from the City.
Sheriff’s Office commanders learned of the alleged offense after the victim, an adult female, notified another deputy, saying that Deputy Pegues had sexually assaulted her Tuesday morning.
Sheriff’s Office commanders immediately notified Alexandria police, who initiated their own criminal investigation with cooperation from Sheriff’s Office staff.
Pegues, a 52-year-old resident of Oxon Hill who was hired in 2007, was arrested by Alexandria detectives at the Sheriff’s Office.
He was booked at the Alexandria jail, denied bond and, as of Tuesday night, was being transferred to the Arlington Detention Facility. He has "been terminated from his appointment" with the Sheriff’s Office, according to the news release.