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Virginia deputy charged with rape

Posted November 30, 2012

— Virginia State Police have charged a Mecklenburg County deputy with raping a girl, authorities said Friday.

Christopher D. Smith, 34, was arrested Nov. 16 on one felony count of forcible rape of a juvenile (under the age of 13) by an adult. He remains in the Pamunkey River Regional Jail in Hanover County, Va., without bond.

Mecklenburg County Sheriff Bobby Hawkins said Smith was fired the day of his arrest. He had been on paid suspension since August, when Virginia State Police began investigating the rape allegation, Hawkins said.

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  • ihateliers Dec 5, 2012

    It is a shame it doesn't include he is in the middle of a divorce and being falsely accused because she couldn't get her way. A woman can be vindictive and make you believe the moon is made of cheese. Isn't it "innocent until proven guilty", or are you going to hang him now before knowing all the facts?!?!?!

  • BobLoblaw Nov 30, 2012

    workinghuman33, right on. I agree completely.

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Nov 30, 2012

    So glad he was arrested and now in jail. He needs about 60 years in prison for his raping of this child.

  • Brian Jenkins Nov 30, 2012

    When you think of how many law enforcement officers that there is in America and you consider how rare a horrible story like this is I would say that the law enforcement is well represented by folks of exceptional character and morals. I would also bet that the place where you work, if you work, has a far less standard than any law enforcement agency you could name.
    Rabbitdog
    November 30, 2012 1:43 p.m.

    How rare is it that an officer dies getting shot in a traffic stop? I bet they prepare for that at every stop though. I dont trust any of them like they dont trust any of us. Nice spin. Epic fail.

  • robijjjjjj Nov 30, 2012

    And people wonder why everyone is afraid of the police! Some of them are very cruel and don't deserve the position they are in because they abuse it. Glad he is in jail and praying for the poor child that she had to endure such!

  • crustyhalo Nov 30, 2012

    Sure wish we were privy to more information in cases such as this,but we are not. I will reserve any judgement against this prior deputy...hopefully the system will decifer this mess and rule judgement.

  • erderr4533 Nov 30, 2012

    @dollibug: how good of you to point out that sometimes people lie...we all know that but it's nice when people remind us on articles that are about cops raping little girls.

    also, what are all the asterisks supposed to symbolize? you've capitalized other words for emphasis so am unsure why you decided to put an asterisk behind every other word

  • workinghuman33 Nov 30, 2012

    Rabbitdog--you consider how rare a horrible story like this is I would say that the law enforcement is well represented by folks of exceptional character and morals

    I agree with you completely. It's far more shocking when it is an LEO due to the expectation of exceptional moral character.... I agree this is a rare occurrence.

  • NCHighlander Nov 30, 2012

    Any body can get a badge................ zenonx6

    When you think of how many law enforcement officers that there is in America and you consider how rare a horrible story like this is I would say that the law enforcement is well represented by folks of exceptional character and morals. I would also bet that the place where you work, if you work, has a far less standard than any law enforcement agency you could name.

  • dollibug Nov 30, 2012

    It is sad but I hope and pray that there was an investigation which produced enough *evidence* to indict this man....I know that so many times *false accusations* are made....and INNOCENT PEOPLE are convicted of crimes that they are NOT GUILTY of....I had no idea that any GRAND JURY would even hand down *indictments without proof*....until it happened to a family member....this involved an ex who just wanted to make sure that the daddy of a child was not allowed to see his daughter....and the law officals *allowed this to happen*....

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