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08/03/2011
Alexandria, VA
Child Exploitation
Justin Coleman, 35, of Falls Church, Va., was arrested on on April 6, 2011 on receipt of child pornography charges. A federal grand jury indicted Coleman on June 16, 2011 on six child pornography related charges.
07/24/2014
Alexandria, VA
Child Exploitation
According to court documents, in November 2013, Kenneth A. Brauckmann used a social networking website to contact a user he believed to be a 14-year-old girl, but in actuality, was an undercover Fairfax County police detective. Through online chats and text messages with the user, Brauckmann made arrangements to engage in sexual activity with her and her 13-year-old friend in his car.
12/06/2012
Alexandria, VA
Child Exploitation
Robert Fenn, 27, of Herndon, Va., was indicted by a federal grand jury today accused of receiving and possessing child pornography. Fenn taught at Poplar Tree Elementary School in Chantilly, Va., prior to his arrest on related state charges in June.
06/12/2014
Alexandria, VA
Child Exploitation
Jose Santiago Hernandez-Lopez, 36, of Gainesville, was found guilty March 24 for illegally re-entering the United States after being convicted of an aggravated felony. Hernandez-Lopez first illegally entered the United States on Sept. 8, 1991. He was convicted in 1998 by the Superior Court of Alamance County, North Carolina, for taking indecent liberties with a minor child.
06/04/2019
Alexandria, VA
Child Exploitation

According to court documents, Eric Hartley, 37, of Fort Hill, used various internet applications, including Kik and Dropbox, to send and receive child pornography. One of the individuals with whom Hartley traded child pornography was Jeramy Routh, who pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute child pornography in May.

01/30/2013
Alexandria, VA
Child Exploitation
ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Washington, D.C., and state law enforcement partners investigated James Raymond Schimmel of Alexandria, Va., for engaging with a minor through the Internet and convincing the victim to meet in person for the purpose of engaging in criminal sexual activity.
06/10/2016
Alexandria, VA
Child Exploitation

David Alexander Battle II, 24, was charged by superseding indictment Feb. 11, and a federal jury convicted him of the charges March 10.

04/09/2015
Alexandria, VA
Child Exploitation
Ralph Freeman, 54, of Falls Church, was found guilty Jan. 2, following a bench trial that concluded in November 2014. According to court documents, Freeman used the eDonkey peer-to-peer network and Usenet Newsgroup to download child pornography.
12/07/2012
Alexandria, VA
Child Exploitation
Faisal Hashime of Springfield, Va., was sentenced to 180 months in prison for posing online as an attractive teen girl to entice minor boys to produce sexually explicit images, several of which he sent to others online. The sentencing follows an investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in Washington, D.C.
09/20/2012
Alexandria, VA
Child Exploitation
Faisal Hashime, 20, was convicted of three counts of production of child pornography, which each carry a sentence of 15 to 30 years in prison, and two counts of distribution of child pornography, which each carry a sentence of five to 20 years in prison.
12/14/2012
Alexandria, VA
Child Exploitation
Johnny Soza of Stafford, Va., was sentenced to 120 months in prison for enticing a 15-year-old girl in Canada to engage in sexually explicit conduct.
04/04/2013
Alexandria, VA
Child Exploitation
Robert Fenn, a special education teacher at Poplar Tree Elementary School in Chantilly prior to his arrest on related state charges in June 2012, was convicted by a federal jury Thursday of receiving and possessing child pornography.
10/27/2011
Alexandria, VA
Child Exploitation
A former teacher at John Adams Elementary School, Justin Coleman of Falls Church, Va., was sentenced to 30 years in prison for producing videos of himself engaging in sexually explicit conduct with two unaware prepubescent females.
01/23/2014
Alexandria, VA
Child Exploitation
Padraic Collins, 46, faces 15 to 30 years in prison if convicted.
10/06/2011
Alexandria, VA
Child Exploitation
William Hurlbut, 29, of Fredericksburg, Va., was sentenced on Thursday to 250 months in prison for producing child pornography. This sentence follows a joint investigation led by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
06/16/2011
Alexandria, VA
Child Exploitation
A fourth grade Dual Language Teacher at John Adams Elementary School, Justin Coleman, 35, was arrested on April 6 on charges of receiving child pornography. According to the six-count indictment, Coleman allegedly created videos in which he caused two girls – who were unaware at the time – to engage in sexually explicit conduct.
06/30/2011
Alexandria, VA
Child Exploitation
William Hurlbut of Fredericksburg, Va., pleaded guilty to producing child pornography following an investigation by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). Hurlbut admitted performing sexual acts with a sleeping eight-year-old boy and filming those acts with his iPhone in 2009.
09/23/2013
Alexandria, VA
Child Exploitation
Richard Creech used a peer-to-peer file sharing program to collect and share child pornography videos, including numerous videos of children between 5 and 12 years old being raped and sexually abused.
06/28/2012
Alexandria, VA
Child Exploitation
Johnny Soza has been indicted by a federal grand jury and accused of enticing a 15-year-old girl in Canada to engage in sexually explicit conduct for him online, following an investigation led ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
05/10/2013
Alexandria, VA
Child Exploitation
James Raymond Schimmel met the minor victim through the Internet and convinced the victim to meet in person for the purpose of engaging in criminal sexual activity, which Schimmel then video recorded without the victim's knowledge.
04/24/2015
Alexandria, VA
Child Exploitation
According to court documents, Patrick Joseph Friedel, 29, of Arlington, met five young teenagers online and exchanged sexually explicit images with them. Friedel persuaded the teenagers to send him these images by sending them depictions of other minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.
07/11/2012
Alexandria, VA
Child Exploitation
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They were engaged in a bitter custody dispute, and the father was afraid that the mother of his children was going to take them out of the country. His suspicions were confirmed when he found reservations - one-way tickets to Jordan - for his wife and their two children.
11/18/2016
Alexandria, VA
Child Exploitation

Lucas Aronson, 31, of Alexandria, was also ordered to serve a lifetime of supervised release, register as a sex offender upon release from prison and pay a total of $20,000 in restitution to his victims.

12/20/2013
Alexandria, VA
Child Exploitation
Royce DeWeese, 26, of Cherry Hill, N.J., was sentenced to 108 months in prison. Following his sentence he will serve a lifetime term of supervised release.
03/10/2016
Alexandria, VA
Child Exploitation
On June, 16, the Manassas City Police Department arrested David Alexander Battle II, 24, after law enforcement executed a search warrant at his residence and discovered evidence of child pornography, including two gigabytes of videos that appeared to be child pornography involving infants.

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