From the Tribune staff reports
JEFFERSON COUNTY — A retired Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office deputy and current contract deputy has been charged with sexual abuse of a child less than 12 and sexual abuse by force, according to a statement released by the JCSO.
“On June 30, 2021, we were made aware of allegations of Sexual Abuse against a former Jefferson County Deputy Sheriff,” according to the statement. “After a thorough investigation, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Division presented evidence to the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office to request warrants against retired Deputy Richard Reid. Reid retired after 30 years with the Sheriff’s Office and returned as a Contract Deputy in July of 2019.”
Reid was employed as a contract deputy in the School Resource Division until May 28, 2021.
Reid has a $45,000 bond. These allegations were not affiliated with Reid’s work assignment during his employment with the sheriff’s office.
If anyone has any information regarding this case, they are asked to contact the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office at 205-731-2815.