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Former police officer charged with 33 child sex crimes; alleged victims were Va. girls

CUMBERLAND COUNTY, Va. – Two teenage girls were victimized by a Virginia man who filmed or took pictures of them in sexual situations, according to Virginia State Police.

Francis D. Marrin Jr., 42, of Cumberland, Virginia, was arrested Thursday after a grand jury indicted him on 33 felony counts.

“In April 2014, Virginia State Police Special Agent K.R. George initiated an investigation into allegations of child pornography and sexual assault involving Marrin and a 16-year-old female,” Virginia State Police wrote in a statement. “During the course of the investigation, a second female teenage victim was discovered and identified.”

Marrin was indicted on charges of:

    • Production and possession of child pornography
    • Unlawful filming of another (minor)
    • Aggravated sexual battery

Marrin, who lived in Cumberland, was never employed by the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office, according to Cumberland Sheriff Darrell Hodges.

“[He] was a former police officer employed by another jurisdiction outside of Cumberland County,” Hodges said.

State Police called its investigation into Marrin “ongoing.” He is being held without bond at Piedmont Regional Jail in Farmville.