Richard Piland mugshot

Richard R. Piland

A Purcellville 19-year-old was arrested Tuesday in connection to an alleged sexual assault in Waterford, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office.

The female victim reported the incident on July 25, saying it occurred between 2 a.m. and 7 a.m. at an acquaintance's house near the 41000 block of Dutton Court.

Authorities say the victim knew the male suspect.

Following an LCSO Special Victims Unit investigation, authorities obtained a warrant for forcible sodomy.

Richard R. Piland was taken into custody Aug. 4 and is being held without bond at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center.

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This alleged assault happened between " 2 a.m. and 7 a.m. at an acquaintance's house". Uh, am I the only one who thinks there's more to this story?

Shame on the Loudoun Times Mirror for publishing this arrest report and the young man's photo on such a thin accusation. Clickbait, cheap local rag clickbait from a dying publication.


Even as a victim of rape, I believe in “innocent until proven guilty.” I followed another case in Loudoun where a woman accused a man of forcible sodomy after a night of consensual sex. She later dropped the charges.

No victim blaming— but let’s make certain there is indeed a victim before casting judgment. My heart goes out to both families at this time.


Empath--I totally agree with your comment.


When a woman says "No", she means it.


LP--Excellent point!

Chris McHale

Parents must be proud.

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