Sterling dance instructor charged with child sex crimes
Chase C. Peklo, 19, was arrested after an investigation by both the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office and the Fairfax County Police Department determined he likely had a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old female last summer.
According to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office, in addition to one charge in Loudoun, Peklo faces six felony charges in Fairfax County. Authorities believe there may be additional victims.
Peklo was a dance instructor at Adrenaline Dance Studio in McLean and Stage Door in Manassas.
According to the Fairfax police, on Feb. 6, someone with the Adrenaline Dance Studio contacted police to report an alleged sexual offense that had occurred between a student and one of their instructors. Preliminary investigation determined that Peklo was inappropriately communicating with a 13-year-old and two 14-year-old girls from December 2015 to November 2016. It is also alleged that he had a sexual relationship with one of the girls while she was 14 years old, according to Fairfax police.
Detectives from the Fairfax Child Exploitation and Child Abuse Sections obtained warrants for Peklo for carnal knowledge of child between 13 and 15 years of age and five counts of possession, reproduction, distribution, solicitation, and facilitation of child pornography.
Peklo was arrested Feb. 16, with the warrants being served by the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office.
Anyone with information about these incidents is urged to contact Fairfax Detective McCoy at 703-246-7898, or contact Crime Solvers electronically by visiting http://www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text-a-tip by texting “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES(274637) or by calling 1-866-411-TIPS(8477), or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.
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