Dustin R. Amos

Dustin R. Amos

Virginia State Police (VSP) arrested a Loudoun County Sheriff's Office corrections deputy Friday for the alleged online solicitation of a minor, according to a Monday press release.

Dustin R. Amos, 33, of Herndon, was charged with two felony counts of using a communications system to solicit a minor, the VSP said in its statement.

According to the VSP, an undercover detective with the Minnesota Human Trafficking Investigator’s Task Force made contact with Amos online, and then notified the Northern Virginia and Washington D.C. Internet Crimes Against Children (NOVA-DC ICAC) Task Force on Friday, launching the investigation.

An undercover detective assigned to the task force came into contact with Amos online, according to Virginia State Police. After further investigation by VSP, Amos was located and taken into custody without incident.

The LCSO is collaborating with the NOVA-DC ICAC Task Force investigation, the VSP said, since Amos identified himself as a sheriff’s office employee during his exchange with the undercover detective.

The sheriff’s office confirmed its collaboration with the investigation in a Friday email to the Times-Mirror. Amos has worked in the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center since he was hired by the LCSO in 2013, a spokesperson wrote.

Amos has been placed on administrative leave with a final disposition pending conclusion of the investigation, the sheriff’s office said.

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