DINWIDDIE – A former Dinwiddie County Sheriff’s Office deputy is out on bond following his arrest on charges related to sex crimes involving a minor in early April.
According to the Virginia Courts Case Information system, 46-year-old Hector David Jimenez was granted bond on May 3 following a hearing in Dinwiddie County Court after his initial bond request following his arrest was denied.
Jimenez was arrested by Virginia State Police on April 19 following the decision by a Dinwiddie grand jury to indict Jimenez on charges of taking indecent liberties with a child and aggravated sexual battery.
Court documents allege Jimenez “unlawfully and feloniously sexually abused … a child at least thirteen years old but less than fifteen years old against her will by force, threat, or intimidation” and “unlawfully, feloniously, knowingly and intentionally with lascivious intent, propose that … a child under the age of fifteen years … the performance” of sexual acts between June and September of 2015.
According to Dinwiddie Commonwealth’s Attorney Ann Cabell Baskervill, Jimenez worked in law enforcement at the time of the offenses, having been employed by both Petersburg and Richmond’s sheriff’s offices.
She added that Jimenez was terminated from his position at the Dinwiddie Sheriff’s Office on the day of his arrest by Virginia State Police, a job he held since 2016.
For Baskervill, his position with law enforcement is “part of the evidence that would comprise the element of ‘force, threat, or intimidation’ required for aggravated sexual battery – as intimidation.”
According to court records, Jimenez is scheduled to appear in court again on May 15.