Newport News police officer indicted on new sex charges

Posted at 8:17 PM, May 18, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-18 20:21:54-04

Newport News, Va. – A Newport News grand jury has indicted officer Christopher E. Roush on new sex charges following his arrest on April 7th for indecent exposure.

Roush was indicted on one count of felony indecent liberties with a child under the age of fifteen, five counts of misdemeanor obscene sexual display and seven counts of misdemeanor indecent exposure.

He was arrested at the magistrates office at 4:00 P.M. on Saturday and was released on an $11,000 bond. Roush remains on administrative leave without pay.

Prosecutors had earlier dropped misdemeanor charges against Roush from the incident, in which a witness told police Roush was standing on his front porch naked and masturbating.

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Roush was formerly known as Christopher Miner before he legally changed his name in December of 2012.

Christopher Miner had been on paid administrative leave from January 2009 until December 2009 when the department fired him. He returned to the Newport News Police Department in March 2010.

The police chief reinstated Miner after he was acquitted in two separate sex crime cases in January and February of 2010.

Two separate women claimed Miner tied them up and sexually assaulted them, but juries in both cases delivered not-guilty verdicts.