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Alexandria Man Sentenced For Drug And Gun Crimes

June 9, 2017

An Alexandria man, Deandre Tyree Harris, 23, was sentenced today to five years in prison for using and carrying a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime.

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Woodbridge Man Sentenced To 35 Years For Murder And Robbery

June 9, 2017

Bernardo Eugene Ford, Jr., 26, of Woodbridge, was sentenced today to 35 years in prison for his role in the armed robbery and murder of a drug dealer in Falls Church.

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Three Teens Arrested For Robbery On S. Whiting Street

June 9, 2017

The Alexandria Police Department Police responded last night shortly before 10 p.m. to a robbery in the 300 block of S Whiting Street. Three 16-year-olds have been arrested and charged with robbery. One of those arrested is also charged with possession of marijuana.

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Additional 1,200 Untested Rape Kits To Be Tested

June 9, 2017

Attorney General Mark R. Herring yesterday announced that an additional 1,247 previously untested physical evidence recovery kits collected between 2014 and 2016 will be tested as part of his $3.4 million project to completely eliminate Virginia's backlog of untested rape kits working in conjunction with local law enforcement and the Virginia Department of Forensic Science. This brings the total number of untested sexual assault evidence kits that will be tested as part of the project to approximately 3,200.

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Fairfax Teen Convicted Of Aggravated Malicious Wounding In Shooting Of Taxi Driver

June 8, 2017

On June 8, Troy Vann, a 17 year-old Fairfax County resident, pleaded guilty to a three-count indictment: Aggravated Malicious Wounding-Felony, Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony-Felony, and Possession of a Concealed Weapon-Misdemeanor. The guilty pleas were accepted by the Court. The charges arose from the shooting of Izedin Ahmed, a 48 year-old taxi driver, in the early morning hours of Sept. 22, 2016, in the 4600 block of Duke Street in Alexandria.

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Man Sentenced To Prison For Sexual Activity With A Minor

June 8, 2017

A man who picked up a 13-year old girl at her school bus stop to have sex with her was sentenced today to 10 years in prison and 20 years of supervised release. Manuel Delgado, 26, of Hyattsville, Maryland, pleaded guilty to transportation of a minor across state lines for criminal sexual activity on March 16.

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Jury Convicts Khweis Of Providing Material Support To ISIS

June 7, 2017

A federal jury in Alexandria today convicted Mohamad Jamal Khweis, 27, of providing material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). Khweis, of the Alexandria area of Fairfax County, will be sentenced on Oct. 13, 2017.

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Culpeper Man Arraigned On Charges Of Commercial Sex With A Minor

June 7, 2017

A Culpeper man, Fielding Smith Daniel, 53, entered a plea of not guilty today to criminal charges that he had sex with a minor on multiple occasions. Daniel is charged with two counts of commercial sex with a minor and one count of coercion and enticement of a minor.

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Woodbridge Man Pleads Guilty To Receipt Of Child Pornography

June 1, 2017

A Woodbridge, VA man, Axel Ignacio Portillo, 35, pleaded guilty today to collecting hundreds of images of child pornography.

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FBI Seeks Information About Incident At Arlington National Cemetery

May 31, 2017

UPDATE (June 1): The FBI announced that the individual who engaged in illicit sexual contact with a minor on Monday, May 29, at Arlington National Cemetery has turned himself in.

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