From The Free Lance-Star: Spotsylvania deputy faces abuse charge:
A Spotsylvania County sheriff’s deputy has been charged in Caroline County with sexually abusing a child.
Richard E. Lloyd Jr., 38, of Dawn is charged with aggravated sexual battery and taking indecent liberties with a child.
Spotsylvania Sheriff Howard Smith said Lloyd is on administrative leave from the office and that the issue was a personnel matter.
Lloyd was arrested Jan. 23 on the charges and was released from Pamunkey Regional Jail on a personal recognizance bond. The child is related to Lloyd, authorities said.
Caroline Sheriff Tony Lippa said Lloyd’s arrest stemmed from a call from the Department of Social Services requesting assistance.
Online court records show that Lloyd is set for a jury trial May 28 in Caroline County Circuit Court.
A special prosecutor from the Goochland County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office will be trying the case.