NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has arrested a former Campbell County sheriff’s deputy on child sex charges.
In a news release, the TBI said 36-year-old Daniel Ward of Jacksboro was picked up Tuesday after a county grand jury indicted him Monday on 16 counts involving one alleged victim.
Among the charges are two counts of sexual battery by an authority figure. Others relate to sexual battery against a girl under 13.
The TBI said it began investigating at the request of the district prosecutor in December. Ward is accused of molesting the girl numerous times between October 2003 and March 2009.
Ward was formerly a correctional officer and patrol deputy in Campbell County.
He was booked into jail on $25,000 bond.