A Bedford County sheriff’s deputy was placed on paid leave last month after an accusation about “his behavior with a juvenile,” the sheriff’s office said Monday.

Virginia State Police are investigating the allegations made against Cpl. Daniel Clark.

The sheriff’s office said it put Clark on paid administrative leave on Oct. 11 within an hour of receiving the complaint. It did not provide details of the complaint.

Clark is listed as a school resource officer on the website of Liberty High School in Bedford.

“We will not be releasing comment on a sheriff’s office employee, and while an investigation is ongoing,” said Ryan Edwards, a spokesman at Bedford County Public Schools.

Clark has been employed by the sheriff’s office since at least 2007, according to his LinkedIn page.

State police spokeswoman Corinne Geller confirmed the agency is investigating. She declined to provide any more information about the nature of the complaint.

The sheriff’s office did not return a message seeking information. In its news release, the office said it would not release more information until the state police investigation is complete.

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Henri Gendreau covers crime in Roanoke and the surrounding area.

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