AHOSKIE, N.C.-- A recently fired Ahoskie police officer has been arrested and charged with 21 sex crimes involving a minor.

Troy Fitzhugh, with the Ahoskie Police Department, says that after a complaint was made against police officer Andres Jorge Snape, Jr., agents with the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation were contacted.

Officials say Snape was placed on administrative leave with pay during the investigation but was later fired.

Officials say Snape arrested on Jan. 30 and charged with seven counts of statutory rape, seven counts of indecent liberties with a child and seven counts of sexual offense.

Snape is in jail with a $1 million bond. His first court appearance will be Feb. 1.

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