Former Lyon County deputy free on bail |

Former Lyon County deputy free on bail

The Associated Press

RENO — A former Lyon County sheriff’s deputy accused of forcing female inmates to perform sex acts at the jail is free on bail awaiting a pretrial hearing Dec. 4.

A Northern Nevada newspaper reported 33-year-old Jerry Peek posted a $100,000 bond and was released from the Washoe County jail Oct. 17 after a judge reduced his original bail set at $750,000,

The Nevada Attorney General’s office said in a criminal complaint earlier this month that Peek forced four women to show their breasts and/or perform oral sex.

Peek was put on paid administrative leave last summer and left the sheriff’s office in March.

Peek’s lawyer, Tammy Riggs, says he is the innocent victim of accusers who have something to gain by leveling the “salacious allegations” that are “sullying his good name.”