RICHMOND, VA — A Virginia deputy has been arrested and facing multiple sex crime charges.
In addition to being a deputy for the Richmond City Sheriff’s Office, sources at Crime Insider verified that Matthew Eli Mellerson, 29, also works as a chaplain at the Richmond Justice Center.
On Thursday, a grand jury found Mellerson guilty of six counts of carnal knowledge of an inmate and two counts of sexual abusing an inmate.
Court records show the alleged incidents took place between Sept. 17 and Sept. 23 of 2017.
All of the inmates were males, according to Crime Insider sources.
Mellerson is reportedly on leave pending the result of the allegations.