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Bond Granted for Former CPD Officer Accused of Sexual Assaults

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Christopher Alan Seymore leaving Albemarle Charlottesville Regional Jail Christopher Alan Seymore leaving Albemarle Charlottesville Regional Jail
Christopher Alan Seymore Christopher Alan Seymore

A former Charlottesville police officer charged with two counts of forcible sodomy is out on bond.

Thirty-five-year-old Christopher Alan Seymore appeared in Charlottesville General District Court via video conference from jail Tuesday, December 6.

Seymore was granted a $10,000 bond, signed by his father, who also appeared in court. The former officer left the Albemarle Charlottesville Regional Jail around 3 p.m. Tuesday.

According to the police department, Seymore allegedly sexually assaulted a woman twice: once while on duty, and again a few hours later when he was off duty. Officials haven't released many other details about the alleged incidents - such as when and where the alleged attacks occurred.

Authorities say Seymore had been with the Charlottesville Police Department for 18 months, and that he was fired upon his arrest.

Tuesday, the judge told Seymore that he is not allowed to contact the alleged victim by any means, or come to Charlottesville for a reason other than court requirements.

The judge also informed Seymore's father that if at any point he becomes uncomfortable with Seymore's behavior while out of jail, he can turn him back over to the court and he won't be held responsible for that bond.

Seymore has a preliminary hearing scheduled for February 2.