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Alexandria Police Release Mugshot of Former Sheriff's Deputy Accused of Sexual Assault

Sheriff tells NBC-4 there may be other victims.

Alexandria Police released this mugshot Tuesday of former deputy, Bryant Pegues. He lost his job in the Sheriff's Office. He is accused of sexually assaulting an inmate. Photo courtesy of Alexandria Police Department
Alexandria Police released this mugshot Tuesday of former deputy, Bryant Pegues. He lost his job in the Sheriff's Office. He is accused of sexually assaulting an inmate. Photo courtesy of Alexandria Police Department
The Alexandria Police Department on Tuesday released a mugshot of the former sheriff's deputy accused of sexually assaulting an inmate.

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.


Rachel Grenadier June 06, 2014 at 10:47 AM
For someone who spends the bulk of her time filing one meaningless lawsuit after the other in the Virginia and D.C. court systems, all of which are soon rejected by those several venues, you are not really in a position to comment upon the judicial system in Virginia, Janice. By the way, I have forwarded your comments concerning Judge O'Brian directly to her chambers as well as to the Court of Appeals where your one lawsuit is pending. By the way, the FBI is NOT investigating Virginia's judges and your persistent comments along those lines are false and inflammatory and more importantly, judiciable. "Warmly," your ex-family members
RG June 06, 2014 at 12:34 PM
@Derp "The jail and jail cells are wired with cameras. That is common knowledge." So once again, where in this article is there any reference to him being on any camera/s????
Derp June 07, 2014 at 12:49 AM
Take a tour of the jail or any jail and get back to me. Or better yet, read an article about this story other than on the patch and maybe you will actually learn a thing or two.
RG June 10, 2014 at 02:05 PM
@Derp "Take a tour of the jail or any jail and get back to me. Or better yet, read an article about this story other than on the patch and maybe you will actually learn a thing or two." So once again answer the question.Where in "THIS" article is there any reference to him being on any camera/s???
RG June 18, 2014 at 05:50 PM
@Derp Where is the video form the "magic" cameras that you seem to know existed of him raping someone? http://delray.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/jail-rape-charge-dropped-against-former-deputy73541

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