Two Loudoun County men, charged in separate incidents of crimes against children, were indicted today in Loudoun County Circuit Court.
A grand jury indicted Jeffery Brian Lee, 49, of Ashburn on 23 counts of possession of child pornography.
Lee is scheduled to plead guilty on June 8, according to Loudoun County Circuit Court records.
His Sept. 27 arrest was the result of an ongoing investigation by the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office Sex Crimes Unit and federal authorities.
Law enforcement searched his home on Sept. 27 in the 21600 block of Stillbrook Farm Drive in the Broadlands community.
Authorities have not yet released any new information on this case.
A Loudoun County Grand Jury also indicted Ronald “Scooter” Hutton, 20, of Leesburg, on charges of malicious wounding and cruelty to children after police say he abused a 16-month-old child.
A trial date has not yet been set.
The incident, according to Leesburg Police, occurred in May 2011.
The charges stem from an investigation of another allegation of abuse. The victim in both cases, police say, is the same family member.
According to a Leesburg Police Department report, Hutton had already been investigated and charged on Jan. 25 with one count of cruelty to children for an incident that occurred the same month. At the time of the January assault, the victim was 2 years old.
Following that incident, Hutton was released on a personal recognizance bond by a magistrate judge.
However, as Leesburg detectives continued their investigation into the 2012 incident, they found evidence of prior abuse to the same victim.
Police say during the investigation, Hutton confessed to an incident that occurred in May 2011, when the victim was 16 months old.
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