Deputy Arrested For Allegedly Sexually Assaulting Girlfriend’s 13-Year-Old Relative

March 11, 2014  |  

Clayton County Sheriff Phillip Emmanuel Richards, 42, is behind bars after a 13-year-old girl accused him of sexually assaulting her, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

According to police reports, the teen is actually a relative of Richards’ girlfriend. The alleged incident occurred around 1 a.m. Saturday morning after Richards’ was asked to look after the juvenile. The teen, who was asleep on the floor, says she woke up to Richards sexually attacking her after she fell alseep watching a movie in her mother’s room.

“The complainant indicated that the offender performed a sexual act on a juvenile victim as she was asleep on the floor,” said Clayton County Police officer Ron Coloma in an emailed statement.

The teen says she escaped Richards’attack by running to her room, climbing out of a window and fleeing to a relative’s home to get help. Not long after her escape, officers were dispatched to the alleged scene of the crime. Richards was later arrested and charged with aggravated child molestation.

According to WSBTV, Richards has been denied bond and is currently being held at the Clayton County jail. He has also been placed on administrative leave without pay impending the outcome of the case.

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