South Hill, Va. — 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.