A Big Stone Gap police officer has been denied bond after facing dozens of sex charges involving a minor. The court hearing on Tuesday revealed the officer had been convicted as a juvenile of similar offenses.
Mullins' attorney, Gregory D. Gilbert, urged the judge to set bond and Wise County prosecutors argued against. 30th Circuit Judge Jeffrey Hamilton denied bond for Oliver Winston Mullins, 31, 11045 Bold Camp Rd., Pound.
Mullins was recently indicted by a Wise County Grand Jury on three counts of rape, three counts of incest, one count of forcible sodomy, one count of grooming, 20 counts of indecent liberties and 20 counts of aggravated sexual battery on a minor female under age 13. The alleged crimes are dated over a two-year period up to this past April.
During Tuesday's bond hearing in Wise County Circuit Court Mullins took the stand and, under questioning by his attorney, admitted he has been convicted of sexual battery offenses as a teenager, and that he frequently used the internet to visit a number of porn sites bearing names suggestive of adults engaging in carnal acts with children.
Under cross examination by Deputy Wise County Commonwealth's Attorney Josh Newberry, Mullins acknowledged there were eight prior convictions for sexual battery on a minor against him that occurred from 1997-2000, when Mullins was a juvenile.