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Culpeper Times • February 2-8, 2017 LAW ENFORCEMENT

Former CCSO deputy indicted on alleged felony child sexual assault

A Rappahannock County Sheriff's deputy, who already possessed a criminal record, has been indicted on charges of “felony object sexual penetration of a juvenile.” Sheriff Connie Compton issued a written statement confirming that Ryan M. McCormack, who she said worked for her office for six months, was arrested by the Virginia State Police “as the result of an ongoing criminal investigation.“ “McCormack is no longer employed by the Rappahannock County Sheriff’s Office [RCSO],” Sheriff Compton stated. “RCSO has cooperated with the Virginia State Police since learning of this investigation and will continue to do so.” In a statement read to the Rappahannock News, Virginia State Police Sgt. F.L. Tyler said the investigation of the 26-year-old McCormack, a resident of Amissville, was launched in December surrounding allegations involving the sexual assault of a child. That investigation led to McCormack’s indictment last week by an Orange County grand jury, where the assault supposedly took place. According to a source close to law enforcement, McCormack’s victim was a young child, although that would not be confirmed by the state police spokesman. This is not McCormack’s first run in with the law while serving as a law enforcement officer. As a deputy with the Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office, McCormack in June 2014 was placed on two years’ probation by a Culpeper judge after he was charged with physical assault of a family member, the Culpeper StarExponent reported at the time. McCormack was banned from having any contact with the female victim, believed to be his girlfriend, and ordered to undergo substance abuse and mental health evaluations, the newspaper reported. Upon the court’s ruling, which also followed a state police investigation, Culpeper Sheriff Scott Jenkins accepted the resignation of his deputy. Sgt. Tyler said the state police investigation into the child sexual assault is continuing.

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Spring Citizens’ Police Academy accepting applications



I have mentioned before that I was the singer and a player with the band The Fabulous Chancellors for seven years, mostly in the 1960s. We played in the Northwest and were significant. I like that I mean players. They are interesting and as a rule fun. I was lucky enough the other day to wander into Culpeper Music when a couple of guys were there that to varying degrees we would have called, "Road Dogs." I had fun talking with Roger Jones a bass player working here on a banjo (I know a few jokes about bass players) and David Gilmore who is an accomplished player. He gave me a CD of his...I would just like to say that the boy can sing! Hope everyone (including me) gets to hear these guys.

The Culpeper County Sheriff's Office is accepting applications for the spring 2017 session of the Citizens’ Police Academy. Classes will begin on Saturday, March 11, 2017 and will run for four consecutive Saturdays from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. The purpose of the Citizens’ Academy is to educate the public on the duties, requirements, responsibilities and day-to-day operations of the Culpeper County Sheriff's Office. This class is for any resident who seeks to enhance their knowledge of the Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office. Topics include: Tours of the Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office, Jail, Courthouse, and 911 Center, Patrol Operations, DUI/Drug Enforcement, School Safety & Security, K-9, S.W.A.T., Criminal Investigations, Workplace Violence training, Firearms Safety and Range (includes concealed carry certification), Ride-Along with a Deputy and much more. Class members will tour law enforcement-related facilities, participate in hands-on demonstrations and get a close-up look at the vehicles and gear used in daily operations. Participants will also meet and interact with Sheriff Jenkins, his deputies, office personnel and members of the command staff. Interested persons must be at least 18 years and pass a background check. Applications may be picked up at the Culpeper County Sheriff's Office located at 14023 Public Safety Court, Culpeper, VA 22701 or downloaded at citizens-police-academy . Completed applications must be submitted by close of business on Friday, February 24, 2017. Contact Captain Bernie Feaganes at 540-727-7520 or bfeaganes@

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