Bartow County deputy charged with sexual assault

A Bartow County Sheriff's deputy was arrested on multiple charges including sexual assault.

Agents with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation arrested Josh Nelson, 31, on Tuesday. Nelson was charged with sexual assault, possession of meth, and violation of office, all felony charges.

A spokesperson for the GBI said a woman claimed Nelson took inappropriate photos of her while she was riding in his patrol car.

Nelson had been with the Bartow County Sheriff's Office for nearly seven years.