VSP arrest Big Stone Gap police officer on several charges of sexual assault

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WISE COUNTY, VA (WJHL) –  A Big Stone Gap police officer has been suspended without pay after he was arrested on several charges of sexual assault.

Virginia State Police confirmed state troopers arrested 31-year-old Oliver Mullins, of Pound, VA, on June 17 after a two-month investigation.

Mullins faces three counts of rape, three counts of incest, forcible sodomy, grooming, 20 counts of indecent liberties and 20 counts of aggravated sexual battery.

He is currently being held without bond at the Southwest Regional Jail in Duffield, VA.

VSP began looking into allegations against Mullins in April 2016 at the request of the Wise County Sheriff’s Office.

Big Stone Gap Police Chief Steve Hamm says Mullins has been “suspended without pay, pending  the outcome of the judicial process. “

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