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Former Virginia police chief charged with rape, abduction, police say

Kevin Matthew Buckland, 46, was arrested on Monday. He is the former Rich Creek chief of police.

(New River Valley Regional Jail )

A former Virginia police chief is facing allegations of rape and kidnapping, authorities said this week.

Kevin Matthew Buckland, of Rich Creek, was Monday arrested and is being held in the New River Valley Regional Jail, The Roanoke Times Reported. The 46-year-old indicted for kidnapping and assault with violence.

Buckland formally served as head of the police for Rich Creek — located in Giles County from 2003 to 2006. After a disagreement with the church, however, he was dismissed.

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Virginia State Police said that both at Buckland involving the same woman. In the first instance, in June, Buckland allegedly carried out a “non-consensual sex act.” Later he held the same woman against her will in August, Virginia State Police said in a news statement to The Roanoke Times.

Separately, Buckland was accused of sexually assaulting another woman in April, the newspaper reported, citing a search warrant, dated 25 May. However, no charges are filed against Buckland in that case.

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Buckland was followed by a detention hearing on Wednesday morning, but no other court dates have been completed at this time.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Madeline Farber is a Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter @MaddieFarberUDK.

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