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Loudoun Grand Jury indicts 42 in August

A Loudoun County Grand Jury indicted more than 40 individuals Aug. 14, with involuntary manslaughter and sex crimes being the most prominent offenses. The grand jury will meet again Sept. 11 and is expected to return indictments the following day.

Among the most noteworthy August indictments:

-James Roland Goetz, of High View, W.Va., is charged with five counts of proposing a sex act by a communications system with a child younger than 15. He was arrested Oct. 16 and is expected to go before a jury Dec. 6-7.

-Raymond Joseph Jones, of Berryville, is facing a jury trial Nov. 16 on charges of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and carrying a concealed weapon, second or subsequent offense, following a May 21 incident.

-Colin Thomas Pearson, of Leesburg, is charged with involuntary manslaughter and possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance stemming from a March 1, 2016, incident. He pleaded guilty July 14. Sentencing is set for Oct. 19.

-Michael Tock, of Occoquan, was indicted on one count of proposing a sex act by communications system with a child younger than 15. He’s scheduled to plead guilty on Sept. 11 in circuit court.

-Jairo Laverde Vasquez, of Centreville, was arrested May 8 on two counts of aggravated sexual battery for offences that occurred in May 2010. He’s set to plead guilty in circuit court Sept. 8.

-James A. Zientek, of Centreville, was indicted for proposing a sex act by communication device with a child older than 7 but younger than 15. He will plead guilty in circuit court Sept. 8.

-Matthew William Cooper of Centreville is charged with sexual offenses with a minor by computer. He was arrested Feb. 8 and pleaded guilty July 24, after waiving indictment proceedings. A sentencing hearing is set for Oct. 30.

See the full list indictments below:


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