May 22, 2013
Joseph Perkins was arrested over the weekend in Albemarle County for Solicitation of a Minor.
Perkins worked with the Ashland Police Department for several years but is not a sworn officer. He was a "community Support Civilian" doing desk work and organizing neighborhood watches.
Lt. James Shelhorse with Ashland PD says the department is stunned and deeply saddened. Adding that Mr. Perkins is suspended from duty and that they will cooperate fully with the authorities in Albemarle County.
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