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Father, son charged in hate crime investigation outside Manassas

A Virginia father and son are charged in connection with a case of road rage that’s being investigated as a hate crime.

From Prince William police: 

Jimmy Greer

Assault & Battery | Hate Crime Investigation – On May 14 at 4:13PM, officers responded to investigate an assault that occurred in the area of Ashton Ave near Sudley Manor Dr in Manassas (20109). The victim, a 35-year-old man, reported to police that he was driving in the above area when he was cut off by a pickup truck, which then stopped in front of the victim’s vehicle.

During the encounter, the driver and passenger began yelling at the victim to include “go back to your country” and “you don’t belong here.” At some point, the passenger of the truck got out of the vehicle, grabbed the victim and assaulted him. The suspects then followed the victim as he attempted to drive away onto Interstate 66.

Dustin Greer

The victim then pulled into the Manassas Safety Rest Area and Welcome Center and contacted police. The suspects fled the area prior to officers arriving.

The victim was able to provide detectives with the license plate of the suspect vehicle, which led detectives to identify both occupants as Jimmy Lynn GREER and Dustin David GREER. Detectives believe that the victim was targeted by the suspects because of his Middle Eastern national origin.

Following the investigation, detectives obtained arrest warrants for both suspects for assault & battery with a hate crime enhancement. Both of the accused were eventually located and arrested without incident at a hotel in Manassas on May 16.

Arrested on May 16:

Jimmy Lynn GREER, 56, of 10910 Balls Ford Rd in Manassas

Charged with assault & battery: hate crime and reckless driving

Dustin David GREER, 25, of 5048 Free State Rd in Marshall

Charged with assault & battery: hate crime

Court Date: June 12, 2018 | Bond: Both were released on a $5,000 unsecured bond

‘Manassas Park man pleaded guilty today to producing and distributing child pornography’

From a press release: 

A Manassas Park man pleaded guilty today to producing and distributing child pornography.

According to court documents, Michael Gerald Moody, 44, admitted that, between 2017 and February 2018, he used a child to engage in sexually explicit conduct and he captured numerous images of that conduct with his cell phone. In addition, Moody engaged in text chats with other individuals through the online messaging application Kik Messenger. These chats principally focused on the exchange of images of child sexual abuse and discussions of the sexual abuse of children. In the course of these chats, Moody distributed child pornography, including images that he himself produced, as well as other images, to at least eight other individuals.

Moody pleaded guilty to two counts of producing child pornography and one count of distributing child pornography and faces a mandatory minimum penalty of 15 years in prison when sentenced on September 14. Actual sentences for federal crimes are typically less than the maximum penalties. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after taking into account the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and the Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.justice.gov/psc.

Bomb threat found at Doc Stone supermarket

NORTH STAFFORD — A Giant Food store on in the Doc Stone Shopping Center was evacuated Tuesday night.

The Stafford County Sheriff’s office was called to the scene before 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, 2018, after someone made an unfounded bomb threat. 

From Stafford sheriff’s office spokeswoman Amanda Vicinanzo: 

“A threat was written on a paper towel in the men’s bathroom. Deputies evacuated the store and conducted a sweep, out of an abundance of caution.”

After the sheriff’s office determined there was no threat, shoppers were allowed back into the store. 

Giant Food is the the food supermarket located in the Doc Stone shopping center, at 317 Worth Avenue.

One dead in stabbing on Prince Cole Court

One person is dead this morning, the victim of a stabbing. More as we have it. 

From Prince William police: 

INCIDENT: Homicide Investigation | Manassas 

Officers are currently investigating a fatal stabbing in the 7500 block of Prince Cole Ct. Two victims were stabbed during an altercation, one has died. Suspect not in custody.

Investigation is continuing.

Update from Prince William police: 

Homicide Investigation – On May 16 at 4:58AM, officers responded to the 7500 block of Prince Cole Ct in Manassas (20111) to investigate a stabbing. Officers arrived on scene and located two victims, both identified as adult males, suffering from stab wounds.

Both victims were transported to an area hospital where one of the victims died as a result of his injuries. The other victim is expected to survive.

The altercation appeared to have occurred outside in a parking lot. At this time, no suspect has been identified. Detectives from the Homicide Unit are actively investigating the stabbing to determine what led up to the altercation. The investigation continues.

Anyone with any information on this incident is asked to contact Prince William County Police at 703-792-6500.

 

Motorcyclist parks in handicapped spot, pulls handgun

From Prince William police: 

Brandishing – On May 12 at 7:33PM, officers responded to the 13900 block of Promenade Commons St in Gainesville (20155) to investigate a brandishing. The victims, two 28-year-old men of Haymarket, reported to police that a motorcycle was parked in the hash marks adjacent to a handicap spot.

One of the victims placed a business card on the motorcycle, to inform the owner that parking in that space makes it difficult for disabled people to enter and exit their vehicles. The victims then entered the business and were approached by the driver of the motorcycle.

The driver brandished a handgun and threatened the victims, before fleeing the area. No injuries were reported.

Suspect Description:

White male, 25 years of age, 6’ 0”, 230lbs, with a heavy build, short red hair, and a beard

Last seen wearing a black motorcycle vest, black shirt, black jeans, and black boots

Suspect Vehicle Description:

A black cruiser style motorcycle

Pot found on person inside Stafford courthouse

From the Stafford sheriff’s office: 

Deputies with the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office arrested a suspect on Friday for bringing marijuana into the Stafford County Courthouse.

On May 11, 2018 at approximately 8:40 a.m., a male subject came into the courthouse and approached security wearing a backpack and carrying a cell phone. Deputy Larry Neal advised the subject that he would need to put the cell phone in one of the lockers. The subject complied and went through the security checkpoint without incident.

Shortly thereafter, the deputy noticed the subject’s backpack unattended near the lockers. To check for potential security risks, the deputy ran the backpack through an x-ray machine. The deputy detected the smell of burnt marijuana emanating from the bag. Upon opening the backpack, the deputy discovered a green leafy substance consistent with marijuana inside.

The deputy then located the suspect, identified as Cedric Baron Thorne, 27, of Hustle and told him about the marijuana discovered in the backpack. Thorne was taken into custody and released on a personal recognizance bond. He is charged with possession of marijuana.

This is the second recent occurrence of a suspect being detained for bringing marijuana into the courthouse. On April 11, 2018, a suspect was taken into custody after attempting to go through security at the courthouse with marijuana in his pockets.

Shots fired into Cherrydale home while owner was away

From police: 

Shooting into an Unoccupied Dwelling – On May 10 at 12:20PM, officers responded to a residence located in the 14800 block of Cherrydale Dr in Woodbridge (22193) to investigate a destruction of property. The caller reported to police that he found a bullet hole in an exterior wall. Upon further investigation, a bullet fragment was located inside the residence on a windowsill. The caller stated that the incident occurred sometime between April 26 and May 10. No injuries or other property damage was reported.

Three MS-13 gang members charged in Woodbridge man’s death. Victim didn’t know his killers, wasn’t in a gang.

Contreras Gonzalez

Murder Investigation *VICTIM IDENTIFIED – Detectives from the Homicide Unit have confirmed the identity of the victim found murdered inside of a burning vehicle at Veterans Park in Woodbridge on March 15. Based upon a DNA analysis completed by the Medical Examiner’s Office, the victim has been identified as Santos Arquimidis SORTO AMAYA, 25, of Woodbridge.

The investigation revealed that the victim was initially reported as missing to Prince William County police on March 14 by family members after he did not show up for work and was unable to be reached. The victim was last seen leaving his residence in Woodbridge on the morning of March 13 to

Espinal Alvarez

go to work.

At the time of his disappearance, no signs of foul play were reported to police. The investigation further indicated that the victim was abducted by the suspects in front of his residence in the Woodbridge area of Prince William County. The suspects then allegedly shot the victim multiple times, killing him.

At some point, the victim was placed in the trunk of his own vehicle and driven to Veterans Park where the suspects lit the car on fire on the morning of March 15 prompting the initial police and fire response. Detectives learned that the suspects involved in the victim’s death were members of the

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criminal street gang Mara Salvatrucha, commonly known as MS-13.

The victim was not known to the suspects and was not a member of any gang. Detectives and law enforcement authorities previously arrested four suspects, including a juvenile, in connection to this murder. This case was jointly investigated by the Police Department’s Homicide Unit and Gang Unit, and the Department of Fire & Rescue, Fire Marshal’s Office.

Identified:

The victim was identified as Santos Arquimidis SORTO AMAYA, 25, of Woodbridge

Murder Investigation *ARRESTS [Previously Released] – Detectives from the Homicide Unit have identified multiple suspects in connection to the ongoing homicide investigation after a body was discovered inside of a burning vehicle at Veterans Park in Woodbridge on March 15.

Law enforcement authorities have arrested three adult men and one male juvenile for their involvement in the victim’s apparent murder. One of the adult men and the juvenile were arrested in Prince William County. The two remaining adult men were apprehended at a residence in Wilson, North Carolina by members of the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force.

Based upon the information obtained in the investigation, detectives have preliminarily identified the victim. The Medical Examiner’s Office is currently conducting further DNA analysis to confirm this identity. The victim’s identity will be released once confirmed and a next-of-kin has been notified.

The cause of the victim’s death and the fire continue to be investigated by authorities. This case remains a joint investigation with the Police Department’s Homicide Unit and the Department of Fire & Rescue, Fire Marshal’s Office. More information will be released when available. The investigation continues.

Arrested on March 16:

Manuel Enrique ROBLES LOPEZ, 21, of 8152 Claremont St in Manassas

Charged with murder – accessory after the fact

Court Date: Pending | Bond: Held WITHOUT Bond

Arrested on March 17: [Juvenile]

A 17-year-old male of Woodbridge

Charged with  murder

Court Date: Pending | Status: Held at a Juvenile Detention Facility

Arrested on March 20:

Erick Alexander CONTRERAS NAVARRO, 23, of the 8100 block of Claremont St in Manassas

Denis Ludwin ESPINAL ALVARES, 19, of the 7600 block of Livingston Rd in Oxon Hill, MD

Both suspects above are charged with  murder

Court Date: Pending | Status: Awaiting Extradition

 

Multiple people face charges following overdose

From the Stafford sheriff’s office: 

Deputies with the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office arrested multiple suspects at the end of April following an overdose in the southern part of the county.

On April 26, 2018, Deputy B. Demirci responded to a call regarding an overdose at a townhouse in Thomas Jefferson Place. Upon arrival, the deputy observed rescue personnel treating the subject. Narcan was administered and the subject was transported to Mary Washington Hospital. At the hospital, the subject admitted to using heroin.

When the Special Investigations Unit arrived at the residence at approximately 12:20 p.m., detectives learned that the overdose subject, as well as a second subject, had come to the residence to use heroin. Following the overdose, a juvenile known as “Fat Boy,” who had been using heroin with them, cleaned up the evidence of drug use and fled.

Detectives learned that Fat Boy lived in the same neighborhood and may have went to his home. When they arrived, a juvenile opened the door and confirmed that he was “Fat Boy.”

The homeowner of Fat Boy’s residence gave detectives permission to search the house, and they discovered a subject hiding in the attic. The subject, identified as Kyle William Dickinson, 23, consented to a search of his room. Detectives found drug paraphernalia and subsequently detained him.

In the living room, investigators saw Dickinson’s girlfriend, identified as Megan Renee Jenkins, 20, of Stafford, clutching a purse. Investigators asked if they could search the purse and Jenkins consented. Drugs and drug contraband were located.

The homeowner then gave detectives permission to search the entire residence. Drug paraphernalia was discovered throughout the home, including in the bedroom of another suspect, Joseph Andrew Amos, 31. When Amos returned to the residence, he admitted the paraphernalia belonged to him.

Detectives then searched a shed located at the back of the property. Inside they located Stephanie Lynn Hall, 40, of Stafford and Dylan Scott Dickinson, 25, of Stafford. Detectives found marijuana and drug paraphernalia on Hall’s person and a small bag on Dylan Dickinson’s person containing what they believed to be heroin. Both were taken into custody.

It was also discovered that Amos as well as Kyle and Dylan Dickinson were on probation. They all failed a subsequent drug test administered by their probation officer and were transported to Rappahannock Regional Jail for probation violations. Dylan Dickinson was also charged with possession of a controlled substance.

Hall was also incarcerated at Rappahannock Regional Jail. She is charged with possession of marijuana and possession of a controlled substance.

After taking the suspects into custody, detectives returned to the original residence and conducted a search after receiving permission from the homeowner, Nicholas Lee Horton, 48. Drugs and drug paraphernalia were uncovered throughout the home. Horton was subsequently incarcerated at Rappahannock Regional Jail on charges of possession of a controlled substance and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Updated: Chew suspected of shooting into Manassas area apartment

From Prince William police: 

Shooting into a Residential Dwelling – On May 7 at 11:03PM, officers responded to the Barrington Apartment complex located in the 10600 block of Blendia Ln in Manassas (20109) to investigate a disorderly person. The caller initially reported to police that an acquaintance, identified as Jasmine Nicole CHEW, refused to leave the area and had thrown a beer bottle at the apartment following a verbal altercation. As officers were responding, the accused brandished a handgun and fired through a sliding glass door into the apartment before leaving the area. The bullet struck the ceiling of the apartment before landing on a table. No injuries or other property damage was reported. Following the investigation, officers obtained several arrest warrants for the accused. The investigation continues.

Wanted: [Photo from January 2018]

Jasmine Nicole CHEW, 21, of the 14100 block of Murphy Ter in Gainesville

Described as a white female, 5’5”, 120lbs with brown eyes and brown hair

Wanted for shooting into an occupied dwelling and throwing missiles at an occupied dwelling

Updated May 17, 2018 

Shooting into a Residential Dwelling *ARREST – On May 9, Jasmine Nicole CHEW, wanted for a shooting into an apartment located in the 10600 block in Manassas on May 7, turned herself in at the Paul T. White Station in Manassas without incident.

Arrested on May 9:

Jasmine Nicole CHEW, 21, of 14179 Murphy Ter in Gainesville

Charged with shooting into an occupied dwelling and throwing missiles at an occupied dwelling

Court Date: Pending | Bond: Held WITHOUT bond

Homeowner detains intruder inside Stafford residence

From a press release: 

Deputies with the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office arrested a suspect on Sunday for breaking into a residence in North Stafford (the sheriff’s office did not provide an address of where the alleged crime took place).

On May 6, 2018 at approximately 1:41 a.m., Deputy Virginia Powell responded to a call regarding a breaking and entering in progress. Dispatch advised that a woman caller said her husband was attempting to detain a male suspect who broke into their home. Upon arrival, the deputy observed the suspect being detained by one of the homeowners.

Deputies also located the suspect’s point of entry into the residence. The entire glass pane from the back door had been removed, and remained intact. However, the damage to the door was permanent. The homeowners, a husband and wife, told the deputies that they heard a noise downstairs, and began checking the residence. The husband was confronted by an unknown male who tried to assault him, but was able to defend himself and detain the suspect.

The suspect was identified as Willfredo Bermudez, 25, of Stafford. Deputies immediately noticed the suspect was unsteady on his feet and had the odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his person. When deputies tried to remove him from the residence, the suspect began yelling and causing a disturbance, prompting nearby residents to come out of their homes to witness the commotion.

Bermudez was incarcerated at Rappahannock Regional Jail without bond. He is charged with breaking and entering, destruction of property, and disorderly conduct.

Charges filed in one of two weapons brandishing incidents in Woodbridge

From police reports: 

Attempted Malicious Wounding | Brandishing a Firearm – On May 6 at 12:45AM, officers responded to the area of Clipper Dr and Tumbling Brook Ln in Woodbridge (22192) to investigate a possible fight. The investigation revealed that the victim, a 62-year-old man of Woodbridge, was parking his vehicle in the above area when he was approached by a vehicle being driven by an unknown female. During the encounter, the driver of the vehicle got out and began yelling threats at the victim. As the driver approached the victim, she brandished a machete at him. The victim fled the area and contacted police. The victim was able to provide responding officers with the license plate of the suspect’s vehicle. When officers arrived at the registered address of the vehicle, they located the accused and detained her without incident. Following the investigation, the accused, identified as Mannie BURTON, was arrested without incident.

Arrested on May 6:

Mannie BURTON, 51, of 12731 Nettlecreek Pl in Woodbridge

Charged with  attempted malicious wounding and brandishing a machete

Court Date: Pending | Bond: Held WITHOUT bond

 

Brandishing of a Firearm | Road Rage – On May 4 at 3:25PM, officers responded to area of East Longview Dr and Bayside Ave in Woodbridge (22191) to investigate a brandishing. The victim, a 51-year-old woman, reported to police that she was driving through the nearby Marumsco Plaza parking lot when she was involved in a verbal altercation with the driver and passenger of a white Ford pickup truck. When the victim drove away, the white Ford pickup truck followed her to the area of East Longview Dr and Bayside Ave where the driver pulled next to the victim and yelled at her. At some point during the encounter, the driver of the pickup truck brandishing what appeared to be a handgun at the victim before driving away. No injuries were reported. Officer searched the area for the suspects who were not located. The investigation continues.

Suspect Descriptions:

The driver of the pickup truck is described as a thin black male wearing a white shirt and khaki shorts.

The passenger of the pickup truck is described a heavyset female wearing a black shirt and black leggings.

Vehicle Description:

The suspect vehicle was described as a white Ford pickup truck

McMains charged with commercial sex trafficking

From a press release: 

Human Trafficking Investigation On April 22, detectives with the Intel Unit began to investigate reports of a sex trafficking ring in the Manassas area (20109) of Prince William County.  The investigation revealed that a victim, an adult woman, was lured to the Northern Virginia region from Florida by a man called “King Diamond” or “Cross County”, later identified as Jovan HIBBERTS. When the victim arrived, she was then turned over to an associate under HIBBERTS’ control, identified as Amber MCMAINS, who facilitated the trafficking of the victim in the Manassas area. On April 23, detectives located and arrested MCMAINS without incident following the execution of a search warrant at a hotel located on Balls Ford Rd in Manassas. HIBBERTS was also subsequently taken into custody in Montgomery County, Maryland, and held on unrelated charges. Additional charges are pending. The investigation continues.

Arrested on April 23:

Jovan HIBBERTS, 30, of no fixed address [No Photo Available]

Charged with commercial sex trafficking and keeping a bawdy place

Court Date: Pending | Status: Awaiting Extradition

Amber Christine MCMAINS, 32, of 3105 Lone Bluff Way in San Jose, California

Charged with commercial sex trafficking

Court Date: June 22, 2018 | Bond: Held WITHOUT Bond

Stafford deputies pursue suspect on I-95 into Spotsylanvia

STAFFORD — Authorities charged a Spotsylvania man after a highway pursuit on Monday.

Stafford County deputies saw a car traveling at a high rate of speed on Route 17 in Falmouth at 8:11 p.m. A deputy tried to stop the car, however, the driver fled police and got onto Interstate 95 south.

The deputy pursued the car which then began weaving through traffic, according to Stafford sheriff’s spokeswoman Amanda Vicinanzo. A deputy followed the driver to Spotsylvania County where the driver then slammed on his brakes to try to get the police to collide with his car, said Vicinanzo.

More from a press release:

The suspect continued to flee law enforcement through Fredericksburg and into Spotsylvania County. Shortly after entering Spotsylvania, Deputy Gregory Gabrielli observed the suspect slam on his breaks in an attempt to initiate a crash. Deputy Smith detected the smell of burnt rubber and noticed debris in the air following the attempted crash.

The deputy pulled ahead of the suspect vehicle in an attempt to get the driver to slow down. The suspect tried to get around the deputy’s vehicle, and ended up brushing up against the rear passenger side bumper area.

Shortly thereafter, the suspect vehicle turned left onto the grass median and then onto the northbound travel lanes of I-95 before pulling into a ditch on the right side of the road. Deputy Smith found a safe area to cross the highway and observed the suspect exit his vehicle and flee on foot. Deputy Smith then exited his vehicle and followed the suspect through a wooded area and into a commuter lot.

The Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office provided assistance and their canine led deputies to a dumpster where the suspect was located and taken into custody around 10:47 p.m.

Richard Lloyd Garrett, 39, of Spotsylvania, is charged with reckless driving, driving on a suspended license, driving under the influence, and felony eluding.

Bird seed weighs down bags containing Ku Klux Klan propaganda

From a press release: 

Suspicious Incident – On April 28 at 7:42PM, officers responded to the 4500 block of Forestburg Ln in Triangle (22172) to investigate suspicious pamphlets depicting hate propaganda found on multiple residential lawns in the area.

A caller reported to police that they had located a bag on their front lawn that contained birdseed and the pamphlets which appeared to be recruiting material for the Ku Klux Klan and included anti-Semitic and anti-African American verbiage. During a canvass of the neighborhood, multiple bags were reportedly located by residents over the past two days.

The bags were seemingly thrown at random on front lawns and driveways in the area; however, some were found on the property of African-American residents. The bird seed appeared to have been used to weigh the bags down, possibly in an attempt to throw the bags from a vehicle. No suspicious persons or vehicles were reported in the area around this time.

The pamphlets did not contain any threats and did not appear to target anyone specific in the neighborhood. No property damage was reported. The investigation continues. 

Dinarte faces charges in sex assault at lingerie store

From Prince William police: 

Sexual Assault Investigation *ARREST – During the investigation into the sexual assault that was reported to have occurred at the Le Tache Couple Boutique in Manassas (20109) on April 16, detectives with the Special Victim’s Unit were able to identify the suspect with assistance from the public. Following the investigation, the accused, identified as Benjamin Alex DINARTE, was arrested without incident at his residence in Manassas.

Arrested on April 24:

Benjamin Alex DINARTE, 25, of 8666 Devonshire Ct in Manassas

Charged with 2 counts of sexual battery, 1 count of assault and battery, 1 count of unlawful entry and 1 count of trespassing

Court Date: June 4, 2018 | Bond: Held WITHOUT Bond

Manassas Park man suspected in stabbing that occurred after midnight Monday

From Manassas police: 

Stabbing

On April 23, 2018 at 12:08 a.m., officers responded to the 9000 block of Centreville Rd for a report of a stabbing.  Upon arrival, officers located an adult male suffering from apparent stab wounds.  The investigation revealed the victim was involved in a verbal altercation with the accused, Miguel Alexander MENDOZA which escalated.  During the altercation MENDOZA stabbed the victim several times with a utility knife.  The victim sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to a local area hospital.  The accused fled the scene prior to police arrival. 

WANTED: MENDOZA, Miguel Alexander, a 44-year-old resident of Manassas Park, VA

Charges:  Malicious Wounding

More from Manassas police: 

Shots Fired

On April 20, 2018 at 11:56 p.m., officers responded to 9403 Main Street (Olde Town Inn) for a report of shots being fired.  Officers on scene spoke with witnesses who described hearing several shots being fired in the area of East St.  There were no injuries or property damage reported.  The investigation is ongoing. 

Shots Fired

On April 21, 2018 at 4:30 a.m., officers responded to the 9300 block of Saffron Hill Ct for a report of shots being fired.  Officers on scene spoke with a witness who heard several shots being fired in the wooded area to the rear of a residence.  There were no injuries or property damage reported.  The investigation is ongoing. 

Fraud

On April 21, 2018 at 7:58 p.m., officers responded to the 9400 block of Tarra Ln for a report of a fraud.  The victim told police his bank contacted him to inform him someone cashed several fraudulent checks against his account in the amount of several thousand dollars.  The investigation is ongoing.

Hit and Run

On April 22, 2018 at 3:27 p.m., officers responded to 9946 Liberia Ave (LA Fitness) for a report of a hit and run.  The victim told police sometime around 11:00 a.m. their vehicle was struck in the parking lot.  The investigation is ongoing.

Burglary

On April 22, 2018 at 10:04 p.m., officers responded to the 9400 block of Cloverhill Ct for a report of a burglary past.  The investigation revealed the incident occurred sometime between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. on April 22, 2018. Entry was made into the residence through an unlocked door.  A gaming console and several games were reported stolen from the residence.  The investigation is ongoing. 

 

Manassas Park man charged with child pornography possession

A Manassas Park man faces federal child pornography charges to include seven counts of production of child pornography in addition to counts of distribution and possession of child pornography.

From a press release: 

According to the indictment, Michael Gerald Moody, 44, among other things, used, employed, and coerced a child to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing images of that conduct.  He also distributed those images to others through the use of the mobile messaging application Kik Messenger. 

The case is being investigated by the FBI with the assistance of the Manassas Park Police Department.  Trial Attorney Kyle P. Reynolds of the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section and Assistant U.S. Attorney Jay V. Prabhu of the Eastern District of Virginia are prosecuting the case.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse.