BRUNSWICK COUNTY (WWAY) – A former Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputy said sexting cost her her job and led to another deputy’s demotion, but the Sheriff’s Office says there was no such scandal.
It all started last month when Deputy Nikkita Beresoff said her estranged husband, Jeremy Beresoff, broke into her Southport home. She said he looked through her phone and saw she was sexting.
Nikkita Beresoff said Jeremy Beresoff stalked her all day on August 13 and even followed her on a couple of calls.
Later on, he saw her eating at HWY 55 in Shallotte, walked in, and showed her pictures of male gentalia on the phone demanding to know who it was.
A day later, the Sheriff fired Nikkita.
When we spoke with her Wednesday she said she was fired because she lied about the sexting to protect the other deputy involved.
Beresoff admitted to us she sent and received photos from the other deputy, but she insists that was the extent of their relationship.
She said that deputy was demoted but refused to give his name.
She said a detective also asked her to send him photos and she refused. She says the Sheriff’s Office went through the information on her phone and found the detective’s text message asking for the photos.
Beresoff said that detective has also been demoted.
Spokeswoman Emily Flax said "The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office has been contacted by two separate media outlets within the past week stating that they have received information regarding 9-10 Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Deputies being involved in inappropriate texting/emailing within the past 30-60 days. No adverse personnel actions have been taken against any deputy for inappropriate texting/emails."