A man was charged Thursday in Amherst County with sex crimes involving a minor.
Michael McCormick, 39, was charged with taking indecent liberties with a minor, aggravated sexual battery, and having intercourse with a victim under 13 years old. McCormick was charged on indictments handed down Tuesday from the Amherst County Grand Jury.
The charges come after Amherst County Sheriff’s Office investigated a reported aggravated sexual battery of a child under 13 years old in 2011. McCormick was arrested in July 2011 for the forcible fondling of a minor. The charge was later dismissed by the Commonwealth Attorney in August of 2011, only to be brought back later.
McCormick is being held without bond in the Blue Ridge Regional Jail pending an advisement in Amherst Circuit Court.