A former Arlington County school employee is accused of taking indecent liberties with a 13-year-old boy.
Police said Jamal Wheeler, 20, approached the teen at a bus stop and persuaded him to follow him to a secluded area. Police said he then made sexually suggestive gestures.
The teenager fled and told his mother, who contacted police. Police arrested Mr. Wheeler based on the victim’s description.
Mr. Wheeler was a substitute employee with the extended day program at Arlington Traditional School in the Bluemont neighborhood. School officials said he is no longer employed there.
Detectives want to know whether Mr. Wheeler had inappropriate contact with other children.
Stranger gropes girl in public library
Fairfax County police are looking for a man they say groped a 10-year-old girl in a library and then exposed himself.
It happened Wednesday night, just before the Centreville library closed.
The girl told police that she was looking for a book, when a man walked up to her and grabbed her. She moved to another aisle, where police say the man approached her again and exposed himself.
Tech fund to stay open for donations
The special fund set up after the Virginia Tech shootings was supposed to close Wednesday for donations, but the university said it will stay open for now.
The fund was created just after the April 16 shootings at the school. Donors have contributed more than $7 million across the 34 funds under the Hokie Spirit Memorial Fund umbrella.
University officials first announced in early July that they would close the fund Wednesday, but families of some shooting victims thought it was too soon.