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PORTSMOUTH -- A Portsmouth Grand Jury indicted well-known defense attorney Sterling H. Weaver on charges of Assaulting a Law Enforcement Officer and Sexual Battery.

Detectives with the Special Victims Unit began investigating the 65-year-old after a Portsmouth Sheriff's Deputy reported an incident that occurred on Oct. 25, 2013.

After concluding their investigation, detectives submitted their findings to the Commonwealth Attorney's Office and requested that charges be filed against Weaver.

Weaver voluntarily surrendered to detectives Thursday night and is currently in the custody of the Portsmouth Sheriff's Office.

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