BEDFORD COUNTY, Va. UPDATED: Thursday 10:10 a.m. — A former Bedford County sheriff's deputy charged with taking indecent liberties with a child has been released on bond. Ernest William Grubbs was released on a $5,000 bond. Grubbs is due back in court on November 2nd to advise about his attorney.
The Bedford County Commonwealth's Attorney's Office has asked for a special prosecutor in the case. Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Wes Nance said the request was made because of the frequent interaction between the sheriff's department and prosecutor's office.
A Bedford County Deputy has been arrested for allegedly taking indecent liberties with a child.
State Police say Deputy Ernest William Grubbs of Bedford was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon on 12 counts of Taking Indecent Liberties with a child by a person in a custodial relationship.
Grubbs was a School Resource Officer at Liberty High School.
He's being held on 5 thousand dollars bond.