Chesapeake sheriff’s deputy arrested on sexual battery of inmate charge

Timothy Burnside. (CSO)

CHESAPEAKE, Va. – The Chesapeake Sheriff’s Office announced that a recently terminated deputy was arrested Tuesday on one count of misdemeanor sexual battery of an inmate by an employee.

Timothy Burnside, who was a deputy with the Chesapeake Sheriff’s Office for 17 years, was assigned to court security. His employment with the sheriff’s office was terminated February 16, 2019.

The Chesapeake Police Department is handling the case.

The Chesapeake Sheriff’s Office said that Burnside was terminated a week before he was charged.

Burnside will be arraigned on March 5 in Chesapeake General District Court.

This is a developing story.

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