According to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Jacob W. Tillman announced his resignation from the sheriff’s office as a Jefferson County deputy on Friday, June 5 after reports of inappropriate relations with a juvenile surfaced.
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said that they received the accusations on Tillman on Tuesday, June 2.
Authorities said the victim reported that the behavior had been going on for an extended period of time.
The sheriff’s office said Tillman was placed in the Jefferson County Jail after being charged with sexual abuse 1st Degree after an investigation and review with the District Attorney’s office.
Tillman is being held on a $30,000 bond.
Source: ABC 3340