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Aquia Harbour Man Arrested on Child Sex Assault

By KJ Mushung May 11, 2013 2:00 am



By KJ Mushung

STAFFORD, Va. – Stafford County sheriff’s deputies arrested a fugitive and extradited him to Raleigh to face serious charges of child sexual assault.

Joseph Darin Jenkins, 44, was arrested April 20 in Stafford and recently charged by Raleigh, N.C., police with three counts of first-degree sex offense and taking indecent liberties with a with a minor.

The alleged victim is currently 10 years old, according to Jim Sughrue, director of public affairs at the Raleigh Police Department. Reports say the sexual contact allegedly took place in Raleigh between December 2011 and February of this year, which means she was 9 years old or younger when it began.

Sughrue said he could not release details but said, “It was criminally inappropriate behavior.” He added that Jenkins knew the girl before the alleged crimes took place.

Raleigh police released Jenkins’ address as being 1004 Santa Maria Drive, Stafford, which is in Aquia Harbour. However, research by Potomac Local News shows his last several addresses as being in Virginia Beach. Phone numbers that had been listed for other people at the Aquia Harbour address were disconnected, as were several phone numbers listed for Jenkins in Virginia Beach.

Raleigh police personnel told Potomac Local News they are unsure of how they came to have that address for him but that it might have been given to them during processing. It’s also possible that Jenkins began staying there recently or was just renting a room.

The Stafford County Sheriff’s Office has not yet responded to inquiries.

Jenkins is being held in the Wake County Jail in lieu of $1 million bail.

  • Nadia

    Not surprised… Use to work with him while he was in the military. He always came of a little creepy but hid it behind his faith.

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  • Keisha

    Jenkins was a sheriff in NC or a hwy patrol officer, some type of law enforcement for sure.

  • KJ Mushung

    Our address history for him is only in Virginia. When was he allegedly a NC police officer?

  • Bri

    Joey Jenkins was never a sherriff or Hwy Patrol officer. He was a USAF Security Forces Member (military police), previously stationed at Seymour Johnson AFB. Not sure of his status anymore… This is appauling to hear and I am sickened to know, especially since he was someone entrusted with protecting the innocent from acts such as this.

  • As

    Jenkins was a member of a reserve unit as security forces as well as a current federal police officer at the time of his arrest. I know as I went through the police academy with him.

  • Truth

    Joseph Darrin Jenkins was a civilian law enforcement officer (Police Officer) in North Carolina in the 90s. He was activated as an Air Force Security Forces Reservist after 9-11, where he was stationed in Florida and North Carolina. He had sexual harassment charges filed against him by a female coworker while in Florida. After this charge was resolved he was reassigned to Seymour Johnson AFB in NC. The USAF ended the activation of hundreds of reservists in Sept of 2010. After serving 7 months oversees in 2011, he was hired as a Federal Police Officer for the Marine Base at Quantico Va in Sept 2012. He attended the Police Academy in Jacksonville, NC through Dec 2012. What he had been doing to a minor was revealed in Feb 2013…he was arrested in VA on April 20 and eradicated back to NC within a month. He has been indicated by a Grand Jury on total of 7 felony charges…He is in custody and awaiting trial.

  • I knew it

    This guy was a dirtbag. Always thumping the bible and quoting scripture..all the while most people knew it was scum. He would sexually harrass females while he was at MacDill AFB..would bring them along with him as “special” training. Then have them do stuff like searches and pat downs on one another. Total POS…while I am glad he was arrested, I feel bad for anyone that he has sexually abused. Castrate this man and lock him up for a long time.

  • Any updates?

    Anything new to add?

  • Truth – Truth Does Prevail Team

    This is a call to any persons that may have personal – firsthand knowledge – of any inappropriate sexual misconduct of the accused, Joseph Darin Jenkins. This includes daily life conduct, work conduct, volunteer conduct, church conduct and/or school conduct.

    There is currently a case being prepare against the defendant for the above listed felony charges against a child. Prosecutors are wanting to know if there are persons, not necessarily in supervisor rolls, with additional information regarding the above listed areas.

    i.e. Did you witness or experience inappropriate sexual misconduct by the defendant while in a law enforcement position or while stationed at a military base?

    Did you witness or experience inappropriate sexual misconduct by the defendant while in any training or schooling for a civilian or military law enforcement position?

    Did you witness or experience inappropriate sexual misconduct by the defendant while volunteering or attending any church or community related events?

    If you have any information, please contact – truth.does.prevail@gmail.com

    • KJ Mushung

      The prosecutor would have an official email address, not a Gmail address. We don’t know who you are and caution anyone from giving personal information to an unknown person.

      If anyone has had inappropriate contact with the accused, Joseph Darin Jenkins, or witnessed inappropriate contact, they may contact us at kmushung@potomaclocal.com

      We will do our best to put them in touch with the appropriate authorities.

      • Truth – Truth Does Prevail Team

        This “call” message/comment has been posted on many news, publication and social media sites.

        Nowhere listed in the “call” comment does the “Truth Does Prevail Team” state they are with the prosecution….it simply states the prosecutors would want to know any information someone may have.

        Certainly, if someone does have information and would feel more comfortable contacting the publication representative, by all means please do so…

  • Sam

    Any updates?

    • KJ Mushung

      We are checking up on some things.

      • Sam


  • Sam

    Still waiting on updates

  • Lisa

    Would like to know of any updates. This man went to college with me and was a good friend. Still in shock at all of this I am now learning about him.

  • Mike

    I also would like to know some more information. I know him from NC.