Former sheriff's deputy dies in jail

PETERSBURG, VA (WWBT) - The former Petersburg sheriff's deputy, accused of trying to arrange sex with an 11-year-old girl, has died in jail.

Vernard Bailey, 67, died Tuesday night from cancer at the Piedmont Regional Jail.

Bailey worked with the Petersburg Sheriff's office for 27 years.

He was fired after investigators say he confessed to the crimes.

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