Portsmouth defense attorney accused of assaulting officer, sexual battery

Posted at 7:50 PM, Feb 06, 2014
and last updated 2014-02-07 05:56:25-05

Portsmouth, Va. - Sterling H. Weaver, a defense attorney in Portsmouth has been accused of assaulting an officer and sexual battery.

He was indicted on these charges by a Grand Jury on Thursday.

The well-known, 65-year-old attorney has a law firm in the 600 block of Dinwiddie Street.

They say these charges are from an incident that occurred back on October 25th, 2013.

A Portsmouth Sheriff's Deputy reported the incident.

Detectives investigated, submitted what they found to the Commonwealth Attorney's Office and charges were filed.

Police say Weaver surrendered to detectives Thursday evening and is now in the custody of the Portsmouth Sheriff's Office.