Pastor, sheriff's deputy charged with having sex with inmates
RICHMOND, Va. (WSET) -- A deputy with the Richmond Sheriff's Office has been arrested and is facing sex crimes charges.
WTVR reported that 29-year-old Matthew Eli Mellerson is a deputy and also the chaplain at the Richmond Justice Center.
Mellerson was indicted by a grand jury on six counts of carnal knowledge of an inmate and two counts of sexual abusing an inmate.
Court documents show the incidents happened in September 2017 against male inmates.
Mellerson is on leave pending the outcome of allegations.