Sheriff's deputy arrested, charged with crimes against children

BEDFORD, VA (WWBT) - A Bedford County Sheriff's deputy is in jail Thursday morning accused of taking indecent liberties with a child.

State police arrested 47-year-old Ernest Grubbs after being tipped off about a problem with him.

The Bedford County Sheriff's Office says it fired Deputy Ernest Grubbs after his arrest. He worked as a resource officer at Liberty High School.

Grubbs faces a dozen charges of crimes against children.

Social services gave state police a heads up about a problem. Agents investigated and the Commonwealth's Attorney's Office recommended that charges be filed.

Police haven't said what happened, but we do know that Grubbs is accused of some sort of sexual relationship with one child.

Grubbs is being held on a $5,000 bond.

A special prosecutor is expected to take over the case.

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