Trial Tuesday for Former Campbell Co. Deputy Accused of Rape

Campbell Co., VA - A former Campbell County deputy accused of raping a woman in 2011 is on trial.

27-year-old Ross Candler is charged with forcible rape, animate object penetration and providing alcohol to someone under 21.

At a bond hearing, prosecutors say the rape happened at a party after he and two other former deputies drank alcohol and played a game of strip poker. Candler's attorneys aren't commenting on whether the two had sex with each other.

But, they claim whatever happened was consensual.

Jury selection wrapped up around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. We have a crew in the courtroom and will bring you more as we get it.