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Judge Won't Hear Case of Former Deputy Accused in Sex Scandal

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - One of two former Richmond deputies accused of having sex with female inmates has turned himself in. His grand jury indictment was also unsealed Tuesday morning.

Mark Kelly was indicted Monday on a charge of having carnal knowledge with an inmate at the Richmond jail. He was supposed to be arraigned Tuesday morning, but a judge recused herself from the case because Kelly used to work as a bailiff at the John Marshall Courthouse.

In fact, many of the judges at the courthouse know Kelly. Prosecutors tell me the Virginia Supreme Court may have to appoint a judge from Henrico or Chesterfield to hear this case.

Kelly and another former deputy are accused of having sex with two female inmates. They were fired by Sheriff C.T. Woody on September 20th after an internal investigation at the jail. The grand jury's decision on whether to indict the second man, Mathew Lyttle, is still sealed.

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