Former Maryland deputy commits suicide in Pinellas jail

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A former Maryland deputy, accused of sexually assaulting a child, has killed himself in the Pinellas County Jail

Christopher Wayne Stufft hanged himself in his cell.  

Stufft, 49, was arrested Sunday on charges that he sexually abused a 10-year-old girl in Oldsmar.

Detectives confirmed Stufft was a former deputy for the Charles County Sheriff's Office in southern Maryland from 2004 to 2009.

He had no prior criminal history.