A Sumter County sheriff's deputy is being held without bond this morning facing child sex charges.
Deputy Jeffrey Scott Hoover is charged with sexual battery on a child under the age of 12.
The child told authorities that Hoover committed sex acts on her between June of last year and June of this year.
He has been employed by the Sumter County Sheriff's Office since 2005. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is conducting the investigation at this time.