Big Stone officer arrested for rape

A Big Stone Gap police officer has been arrested on multiple counts of rape, incest and sexual battery.

Oliver W. Mullins, 31, Pound, Va., was arrested without incident on June 17 after a Virginia State Police investigation requested by the Wise County Sheriff's Office.

Mullins is charged with three counts of rape, three counts of incest, once count of forcible sodomy, one count of grooming, 20 counts of indecent liberties and 20 counts of aggravated sexual battery.

The victim is reportedly under the age of 13.

The investigation into Mullins was initiated by VSP in April of this year. A Wise County grand jury handed down the charges.

He is being held without bond at the Southwest Virginia Regional Jail.

According to Big Stone Gap Police Chief Steve Hamm, via a VSP press release, Mullins has been suspended without pay pending the outcome of the judicial process.

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