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Formerly Homeless Man Charged in Sex Assault

Danny “J.D.” Glass volunteers at a roadside cleanup on U.S. 1 in Woodbridge in 2010.

Woodbridge, Va. — A formerly homeless man whose story of recovery praised by so many now faces charges in a sex case involving an 11-year-old girl.

Danny “J.D.” Glass, a former homeless resident who for many months lived at the Chesapeake Volunteers of America Hilda Barg Homeless Shelter in Woodbridge, is charged with four counts of aggravated sexual assault and with two counts of indecent liberties, Prince William police documents state.

The assaults involving Glass the girl took place at a home in the 1600 block of Maryland Avenue in Woodbridge over multiple times in October, then again between Dec. 1 and Jan. 3, police documents state. According to police, the victim is a known acquaintance of Glass.

Glass on Thanksgiving told he was renting a room at a home on Maryland Avenue, and said he was a proud advocate of helping homeless residents transition from living in wooded areas and in shelters to finding apartment homes to live in.

In 2010, Glass told while living in a wooded area in Woodbridge, he nearly died from alcoholism. After making a full recovery, he volunteered at the Hilda Barg shelter on U.S. 1.

Glass was held without bond.

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