11/15 UPDATE: Hughey pleaded guilty to soliciting a prostitute.
The judge accepted his plea deal of doing 40 hours community service and attending "John" school, a class that teaches the evils of prostitution.
If Hughey stays on track, when he's back in court on Feb. 14, 2014, the judge will change his charge from “soliciting a prostitute” to “frequenting a bawdy house.” Both charges are class one misdemeanors.
Robert Wash, director of Professional Standards at Norfolk Sheriff's Office, confirmed Hughey submitted his retirement papers yesterday.
NORFOLK-The chief deputy of the Norfolk Sheriff's Office is accused of solicitation.
Col. Norman Hughey is on paid, indefinite personal leave following his arrest Friday on a misdemeanor summons of Solicitation for Prostitution, said spokeswoman Paula Miller.
Hughey has worked for the Norfolk Sheriff's Office for 34 years. He oversees all division of the department and oversees day-to-day operations, Miller told WVEC.com.
In an e-mail Monday, Sheriff Bob McCabe said, “As is the case with any personnel matter involving a misdemeanor arrest, and in accordance with NSO policy and procedures, an internal affairs investigation is being conducted. Until the internal investigation is completed and the case is adjudicated in court, no decision will be made about the Chief Deputy’s employment status with the Norfolk Sheriff’s Office.”