Church Youth Group Volunteer Arrested

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News Release: 12/244/LHC(8)
August 31, 2012

Church Youth Group Volunteer Arrested


            Fair Oaks Police District – Police arrested a 23-year-old Fairfax man who volunteered with the King’s Chapel Church, 12925 Braddock Road,  youth group and charged him with two counts of aggravated sexual battery.

            Police began an investigation after receiving a call from the parents of a 14-year-old who reportedly told parents that the suspect gave them (and other teens) a massage. After questioning the child further, parents learned of the alleged abuses and contact police on August 3.

            James West, formerly of 5616 Hope Park Road, Fairfax, was not a member of the paid church staff but volunteered there for several years. He was charged at 8 a.m. on Friday, August 31 at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center.

             Police ask that anyone with information to contact Detective L. LaBarca at 703-246-7810 or call Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail at or text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.


James West



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