Deputy accused of sex with teenage girl

Published May 6, 2007

MELBOURNE - A former Brevard County sheriff's deputy has been charged with 24 counts of sexual battery on a teenage girl, authorities said.

Carl E. Graves, 45, was arrested Thursday and held Saturday in lieu of $840, 000 bail, according to a Sheriff's Office statement.

The Sheriff's Office received a complaint April 27 regarding a teenage girl who claimed Graves had sexual intercourse with her last summer.

Graves was fired from the Sheriff's Office in February for unrelated reasons. He had previously worked in road patrol and with the canine unit.

Sheriff's spokesman Andrew Walters told Florida Today that Graves will be transferred to Seminole County Jail so he will not be in the custody of his former colleagues.