Petersburg man charged with rape in child sex crime investigation was school bus aide

Petersburg man charged with rape in child sex crime investigation was school bus aide
A Petersburg man is behind bars following a sex offense investigation. (Source: Petersburg Police)

PETERSBURG, Va. (WWBT) - A Petersburg man is behind bars following a sex offense investigation.

Police say 48-year-old Scott Askins was arrested on Saturday, Dec. 28, after an investigation into a sex offense involving a child under the age of 16.

Askins is facing several charges including two counts of rape, two counts of carnal knowledge and one count of sodomy.

Petersburg Schools officials confirm Askins was employed as a bus aide.

“The Petersburg City Public Schools Division and Administration is aware of the allegations of inappropriate conduct by a support staff member. We take the allegations very seriously and we are fully cooperating with Petersburg Police investigators. Anyone with questions or concerns is encouraged to contact the Petersburg Police Department at 804-732-4222 or Crime Solvers at 804-861-1212”

Askins has been an employee since May 2009. District officials say they will “take the appropriate actions regarding the employment of the individual in question.”

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